Named on of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2007—Bill Ott, Booklist
"disguised as a nostalgic, coming-of-age baseball memoir, this is a sly, spare meditation on the perils of childhood, the power of celebrity, the vagaries of human kindness, and how even tenuous family bonds can have a surprisingly steely impact."—joe Pilla, Paperbacks Plus
In pitch-perfect prose, and with a gift for conveying the fears and dreams of a young boy's life, Phil Hoose recalls the magical year of 1956, when his cousin, Don Larsen, pitched a perfect game in the World Series, and the game of baseball helped him take root in a tough new town. Perfect, Once Removed is a wondrous ode to the glory of baseball and to growing up.Phillip Hoose's
multi-award winning books include The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
, (winner 2005 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for outstanding non-fiction), We Were There, Too! Young People in US History
(2001 National Book Award finalist) and the Christopher Award-winning manual for youth activism It's Our World Too!Hey, Little Ant
co-authored with his daughter Hannah, has been translated into eight languages and featured on PBS's Reading Rainbow. It has been hailed by Teaching Tolerance Magazine as "A masterpiece for teaching values and character education."
His Hoosiers: the Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana
was called by Sports Illustrated "the one book about high school basketball in Indiana that has lasted and will last."
Hoose has been a ...