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Grandma's Baseball

Grandma's Baseball

by Gavin Curtis

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 --A suburban black family adjusts to having Grandma move in with them in this story told from the viewpoint of a young boy. When her husband died the year before, the grandmother did not cry, and she maintains her stoic composure and distant attitude when she moves into the boy's old room. The turning point in their relationship, and in her grieving process, comes when he plays with an old baseball that belonged to his grandfather, and she shows him how to pitch a ``sinker.'' Even children who have not experienced this particular situation will identify with the main character. The story is told in a simple and restrained style; attractive watercolor illustrations effectively fill in those emotions that have been unstated in the text. The soft palette also enhances the quiet mood of the story. A good example of a realistic family situation, the book shows that problems are a part of life and can be faced and resolved. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

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Random House Children's Books
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1st ed
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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