Mudball (Paperback)

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By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)


"With its winning combination of satisfying story and cinematic illustrations, Mudball should make a splash with underdogs and baseball fans alike." —The Horn Book

Andy Oyler is the shortest player on the Minneapolis Millers baseball team, not to mention in the whole league. And no matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to get a hit. But one fateful spring day in 1903, a sudden change in the weather leads to a change in Andy Oyler’s luck, and Andy discovers that the shortest player can become the game’s biggest hero. Matt Tavares brings a legend to life — and offers a bibliography and author’s note about this all-American true story.

About the Author

Matt Tavares is the illustrator of 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and the author-illustrator of ZACHARY'S BALL and OLIVER'S GAME. He says of MUDBALL, "We have all found ourselves in situations where we feel helpless, small, and ready to quit—but as Little Andy Oyler's story demonstrates, good fortune may rain down on us when we least expect it."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763641368
ISBN-10: 0763641367
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English

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