Zachary's Ball (Hardcover)

By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763650339, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012



""Zachary's Ball" is a children's classic." -Peter Gammons, hall-of-Fame baseball reporter
When Zachary's father catches a foul ball at Fenway Park and gives it to him, something really amazing happens. Zachary finds himself on the pitcher's mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform and playing against New York As long as Zachary has the ball, all his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold on to its magic? "Zachary's Ball," Matt Tavares's debut picture book, is a perfect story for celebrating the 100th birthday of the setting that inspired it: Boston's Fenway Park, the oldest park still in use by a major-league club and one of the country's most beloved ballparks.

About the Author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of "Zachary s Ball," "Oliver s Game," "Mudball," and "Henry Aaron s Dream," and the illustrator of "Over the River and Through the Wood," "Twas the Night Before Christmas: Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," "The Gingerbread Pirates" by Kristin Kladstrup, and "Lady Liberty: A Biography" by Doreen Rappaport. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine."