How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseballby David Shannon, Larry Johnson
Nobody knows exactly why - or if - Georgie Radbourn set out to save baseball. Some folks say he was born to be a hero, and some say
It was winter in America when Georgie Radbourn was born. It was always winter. Year after year, snow covered the factories, fields, and houses. For this was a time when baseball was illegal, and without baseball, spring never came.
Nobody knows exactly why - or if - Georgie Radbourn set out to save baseball. Some folks say he was born to be a hero, and some say he was just a kid who happened to be brave. Either way, by bringing back baseball, Georgie brought back a lot of things folks needed. And they hadn't even noticed they needed them - until they were taken away.
"What would a world without baseball be like? Shannon gives us a glimpse of it in this...picture book, complete with echoes of an Orwellian future that might make it a discussion starter for kids well beyond picture-book age."--BOOKLIST
"children wish for a world like Georgie's where right and wrong, hero and villain are crystal clear, and children feel powerful and triumphant."--CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
"fans will enjoy the many baseball references cleverly inserted here; Georgie, for instance, recalls Charles ("Old Hoss") Radbourn, the 19th century's greatest pitcher."--KIRKUS REVIEWS
Meet the Author
David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon’s bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.
- Los Angeles, California
- Date of Birth:
- October 5, 1960
- Place of Birth:
- Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)
- B.A., Art Center College of Design
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