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Tall Tales: Six Amazing Basketball Dreams

by Charles R.  Smith

Published by Dutton, 2000
40 pages
ISBN: 0-525-46172-8

Ages 8-14

The very short stories in this lavishly illustrated collection feature boy and girl athletes playing a sport they love, often against nearly insurmountable odds: a short player, a blind player, a girl who breaks into a pick-up game by passing as a boy. Each of these young athletes has a special skill and plays with heart. Smith's poetic words are part of each picture. They jump, swirl, and zigzag across the page in response to the action of the game. Color photographs of kids playing ball on urban courts are likewise integrated into each story in this tall, slender volume that's likely to appeal to a wide range of young readers. CCBC Categories: Fiction for Children  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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