Oliver's Game (Tavares baseball books) (Hardcover)

By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763618520, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2004

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Author-illustrator Matt Tavares hits the ball out of the park with a luminously illustrated tale about the joy of baseball, generational bonds, and the immutable power of dreams.

Oliver Hall loves baseball. He loves the ritual of helping out in his grandfather’s store, Hall’s Nostalgia, and he loves listening to Grandpa Hall’s innumerable baseball stories. But one day, Oliver makes a startling discovery. It seems his grandfather has kept one very special story a secret: his own. With stunning black-and-white and sepia-tone illustrations and a heartwarming narrative, Matt Tavares portrays one man’s lifelong love of the game, and the enduring legacy he passes on to his grandchild.


About the Author

Matt Tavares is a graduate of Bates College in Maine. He is the illustrator of ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and the author-illustrator of ZACHARY'S BALL, which was named to the list of 100 Classic New England Children’s Books by YANKEE MAGAZINE and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. He says, "I’m fascinated with the history of baseball, and of course, I’m moved by stories of players who left the game to serve their country during World War II. OLIVER'S GAME is a story about one young man of that generation, and his ability to find happiness in a complicated world by holding on to his childhood dreams."