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Fall Ball

Fall Ball

Peter McCarty; illustrations by Peter McCarty

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


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.

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

“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 on The Monster Returns

“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 on The Monster Returns

“Satisfies in its supply of companionship all around.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Monster Returns

“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 on Jeremy Draws a Monster

Reviews from Goodreads

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.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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