Harvey Frommer / History
2009 Spring Baseball Books / Part II / Part III
HARVEY FROMMER ON SPORTS
CHILDREN'S SPORTS BOOK REVIEWS
A Trio of "Sluggers" By The Team of Loren Long & Phil Bildner From Simon and Schuster Books For Young Readers/Aladdin Will Appeal To Youngsters and Others, Too.
"Water, Water Everywhere" ($14.95, 259 pages, hardcover) is the remarkable story of the Travelin' Nine making their way in a barnstorming tour across the USA. Spread over 21 concise and highly readable chapters and adorned with "inky" black -and white images, this is a book to treasure.
"Magic in the Outfield" ($5.99, 136 pages, paper) melds old-time baseball again with those inky and quite marvelous Loren Long images.
"Horsin' Around" ($5.99, 195 pages, paper) is set in the year 1899 and is about family, faith and baseball. And once again features those inky and quite marvelous Loren Long images.
"Before They Were Famous Babe Ruth" by Vito Delsante with remarkable illustrations by Andres Vera Martinez (Aladdin, $8.99, 120 pages, paper) is all about the young "Sultan of Swat" in comic strip form because he became what he would become. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Harvey Frommer is his 33rd consecutive year of writing sports books. The author of 40 of them including New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball. His Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and Narrative History of the House that Ruth Built (Abrams, Stewart, Tabori and Chang) was published in 2008 as well as a reprint version of his Shoeless Joe and Ragtime
Frommer sports books are available direct from the author
- discounted and autographed.
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