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Silver Whistle, Oct 1, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Illustrations and poetic text describe the movement and feel of the game of basketball.

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I read this book to a group of second graders and the boys loved it. I had them draw me a picture of what they thought could describe this book and almost all the boys had draw similar pictures. They ... Read full review


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Clumsy writing mars this otherwise breathless, evocative tribute to top-speed playground b-ball. Johnson demonstrates his brilliant technical versatility, switching from the photo- realistic stills of ... Read full review

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Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including, "Hoops", a SLJ Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editor's Choice, "Lookin' for Bird in the Big City" which received the New York Society Library Award for the best children's book of the year, and "Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light" which was an ALA Notable Book. His many other books include "Stealing Home", "Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!" and "By My Brother's Side", for which he was a contributing author. He lives in Michigan.

STEPHEN T. JOHNSON has illustrated many books for children, including two by Robert Burleigh: Goal and Hoops, an ALA Notable Children's Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. He lives in Kansas.

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