"Sluggers" by the
team of Loren Long & Phil Bildner from Simon and
for Young Readers/Aladdin Will Appeal to Youngsters and
"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