The extraordinary story behind George and the Pitching Machine is that a nine-year-old boy wrote it. The publisher cleverly chose a typeface for this small paper book that resembles a child's handwriting. The story itself is about a five-year-old boy named George who loves baseball. The story reads with the exact cadence of a child's conversation, filled with George's fear of what a pitching machine looks like. In the end, George is able to hit the ball the pitching machine throws, and he has learned an important lesson: "I learned that things that seem really big sometimes are not so big, if you work on them."