If you know Audrey Vernick, you know what a huge baseball fanatic she is. ("Huge" being metaphorical, not literal.) And Audrey's baseball books have all been home runs, especially her picture book biographies of Effa Manley (SHE LOVED BASEBALL) and the Acerra family (BROTHERS AT BAT). You can see where this is going, right?
Yep, there's another Audrey Vernick baseball book underway! Audrey will reunite with BROTHERS AT BAT illustrator Steven Salerno and editor Jen Greene at Clarion for WITH A BASEBALL IN HER HAND, a new picture book biography about a female baseball phenom who won spectators' hearts in the 1930s much the way Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis has today: Edith Houghton, who joined the professional women's team the Bobbies at the age of 10.
Just WAIT until you see Edith's face under the too-big baseball cap in the too-big uniform! It's priceless!
Congratulations, Audrey--another home run is underway!
Salomon creates the sensation of slipping between the worlds of the living and the dead. A complex, intense mystery that surprises and chills. ~ Publisher's Weekly. September release.
"Ray’s lullaby reads like a sequel to Goodnight, Moon, with the same offbeat humor and incantatory language extending to the farm and the forest beyond it. ...Repeated, pleasingly surreal lines of verse convey the sense of drifting into slumber. ...It’s a keeper." ~ PW, starred review. September release.