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The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton Hardcover – 29 Mar 2016


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (29 Mar. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0544611632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0544611634
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1 x 26.7 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,508,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2017 ILA-CBC Children's Choice List

"An engaging story that reminds readers that "baseball isn't just numbers and statistics, men and boys. Baseball is also ten-year-old girls, marching across a city to try out for a team intended for players twice their age."
-Horn Book

"Salerno's illustrations, variously rendered in charcoal, ink, and gouache, as well as digital color, lovingly evoke the time period and the settings. Much fascinating information about Edith's long and adventurous life is added in an author's note. A forgotten star shines anew."
-Kirkus Reviews

"[The Kid from Diamond Street] should especially appeal to those who enjoyed Vernick and Salerno's Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. The compelling story and energetic illustrations make this an excellent addition."
-School Library Journal

"Salerno's mixed-media illustrations are a lively amalgam of action and scenic panorama..."
-Bulletin

"Choice quotations from [Edith] Houghton bring her personality and love of baseball to vivid life, while Salerno's mixed-media artwork channels the footloose energy of the Jazz Age..."
-Publishers Weekly

"This timely message about playing simply for the love of the game, as opposed to personal glory or celebrity, comes through loud and clear."
-Booklist

About the Author

Audrey Vernick has written more than a dozen books for young readers. An avid baseball fan, she lives with her family near the ocean in New Jersey. Visit her website at www.audreyvernick.com.

Steven Salerno has illustrated twenty-two picture books, some of which he also wrote. He lives in New York City. Visit his website at www.stevensalerno.com.


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