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Say-Hey and the Babe: Two Mostly True Baseball Stories
by Neil Waldman (Goodreads Author)
What would it be like to come face-to-face with a baseball legend? Pete and his best friends, Moose and Eddie, find out when Willie Mays joins their New York stickball team for a seven-sewer string. Based on fact, two interrelated stories center on Babe Ruth and the 1927 New York Yankees, Willie Mays and the 1951 New York Giants, and a stickball team from the Bronx.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 31st 2006 by Holiday House
(first published 2006)
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This is a book that reads easily and is filled with side notes to help support the readers understanding. It is an updated version of a sports hero the kids have maybe heard about but are not really familiar with. The balance between fiction and nonfiction gives the book a format that is engaging and sets the stage for a marriage of fact and fiction. I think that it is a more solid narrative and seems more factual than the book, Looking at Lincoln, considered nonfiction but written in a fiction ...more
Neil Waldman's paintings and prints are included in many prestigious collections around the world. His oils, acrylics and watercolors may be seen in the capital buildings of more than a dozen nations, and in numerous major corporations.
.....His works have garnered many awards and honours. Notable among these is a gold medal from the United Nations in a closed international competition in which Wa ...more