Fall Ball

Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Henry Holt and Co.

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Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors, and crisp air make the perfect setting for a game of football with Sparky the dog.

The kids are surprised by how quickly it gets dark, and even more surprised when it begins to snow. But there’s no need to worry—the chilly nights ahead will mean watching football on the couch with family, tucked under a cozy blanket.

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Praise for Fall Ball

"A likable ode to the perennial pleasures of autumn and friends." - Kirkus Reviews

"Autumn beckons in this nostalgic ode to football season..."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Monster Returns:

* “McCarty’s story is Hitchcockian in its suspense, as the monster, wearing a pink hat and carrying a brown suitcase, makes his way to Jeremy’s door. Once again, the monster proves that he knows exactly how to shift Jeremy’s quiet life into unexpected territory.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The pacing is superb and invites viewers to linger over each page. This is an engaging celebration of artistic imagination and friendship.” —School Library Journal

“Satisfies in its supply of companionship all around.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Jeremy Draws a Monster:

“Tired of having only imaginary companions, Jeremy seeks out real friends in this marvelous and comic tale of the consolations and limits of our imaginations.” —The New York Times Book Review

* “With simplicity and quiet depth, a boy creates a challenge and meets it. . . . Neat and unassuming.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “Both story and illustration leave lots of room for speculation and discussion; children will love to pore over the endpapers, as well.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“The finely rendered pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations skillfully delineate characters and objects, which stand out against full-page white spaces, most impressively with the blue, blobby, squiggly, horned monster himself. A topnotch Harold and the Purple Crayon for a new generation.” —Booklist


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Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Peter McCarty is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Jeremy Draws a Monster, T Is for Terrible, and Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor book. He lives with his family in upstate New York.

Peter McCarty

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Fall Ball
Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805092530
ISBN10: 0805092536
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2013
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466844865
ISBN10: 1466844868
eBook Picture Book - Amazon32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$9.99
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