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Oliver's Game
Oliver's Game
Written by Matt Tavares
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 0763618527
ISBN-13: 9780763618520
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Oliver's Game

author/illustrator: Matt Tavares

series name:
Tavares Baseball Books

From the creator of ZACHARY'S BALL

Oliver Hall loves baseball. He loves the ritual of helping out in his grandfatherís store, Hallís Nostalgia, and he loves listening to Grandpa Hallís 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 manís lifelong love of the game, and the enduring legacy he passes on to his grandchild.

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.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$15.99 / $18.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763618527 / 9780763618520
on sale date:
02/2004
type/format:
Picture book / Hard Cover
age range:
6 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 7/8" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 5
 
subjects:
Father's Day; Feelings; Grandparents; History; Sports;
author’s comments:
Matt Tavares is a graduate of Bates College in Maine. He is the illustrator of íTWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and the author-illustrator of ZACHARY'S BALL, which was named to the list of 100 Classic New England Childrenís Books by YANKEE MAGAZINE and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. He says, "Iím fascinated with the history of baseball, and of course, Iím 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."
 
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