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Brothers at Bat : The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
by Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno


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The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history.  Read more...


 
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More About Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick; Steven Salerno
 
 
 
Overview

The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for
and supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their way
could stop them.


Full of action, drama, and excitement, this never-before-told true story is vividly
brought to life by Audrey Vernick's expert storytelling and Steven Salerno's stunning
vintage-style art.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780547385570
  • ISBN-10: 0547385579
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 39
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 9.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation - Baseball & Softball
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Family - Siblings

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-02-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

“It sounds like a fairy tale: twelve baseball-playing brothers,” but it’s true. The 12 Acerra brothers from New Jersey played together on a semipro team formed in 1938, each brother with his own talents and style: “Charlie.... was a good player, but a terrible runner.” Vernick, who interviewed two of the brothers as part of her research, describes how one brother lost an eye when he was struck by a baseball and how six of the brothers served in WWII. Painted in a bright palette of greens, yellows, and blues, Salerno’s mixed-media illustrations, traced and shaded in black crayon, are an immediate attention-getter, the thick, horizontal brushwork contributing to a strong sense of movement. A lively story about family loyalty and love of the game, pulled from the sidelines of baseball history. Ages 4–8. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Apr.)

 
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