Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; SIGNED by the author. 51 pages, bound in blue paper covered boards. Bright and crisp book, tightly bound. Light wear at head of spine. Jacket has a hint of rubbing top edge. Verse-novel about the joys and sorrows of growing up, always dreaming of playing baseball, like Joe DiMaggio. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Spare, simple poems tell a boy?s moving story in this short novel about baseball, family, and the American dream.
It?s 1936, and the Yankees have just hired a star center fielder whose name sounds like music. What could be a better time for Papa-Angelo?s grandson to be born? Christened after the legendary ballplayer, young Joseph Paul learns much at his Italian grandfather?s knee - about holding your breath in front of the radio during a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and having the audacity to dream big dreams. After all, the boy?s ne?er-do-well father is out of the picture, and it is Papa-Angelo?s job to teach his grandson what it means to be a hero.
In a poignant novel told in verse, Maria Testa paints a picture of a timeless bond between a grandson and his immigrant grandfather - and of finding his own place in a brave new world.
About the Author: Maria Testa received a Society of Children?s Book Writers and Illustrators Work-in-Progress Grant for BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO, a poetic novel inspired by family stories. She has written three picture books for children and a collection of short stories for young adults. She is also the author of another novel about baseball, SOME KIND OF PRIDE, which was awarded the Marguerite De Angeli Prize for a first middle-grade novel. Maria Testa grew up in Rhode Island and now lives on the coast of Maine with her family.
Title: Becoming Joe DiMaggio
Publication Date: 2002
Illustrator: Illustrated by Scott Hunt
Edition: First Printing.
Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0763615374I3N10
Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2565052833
Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2749745264
Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2749682476
Book Description Candlewick, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0763615374
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Book Description Candlewick, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0763615374
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Book Description Candlewick, Cambridge, MA, 2002. hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: as new. First printing. The book is clean, straight, and tight in an unclipped dust jacket. "It is the summer of 1936. The Yankees have a new center fielder whose name sounds like music and Paps-Angelo has a new grandson. The birth of Joseph Paul holds the promise of a better life and a brighter future for the family of an old man from Italy." This tender verse novel tells a story about family love that is hopeful and ageless as the American dream. Bookseller Inventory # 0011681