Brothers at bat : the true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team
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|aBrothers at bat :|bthe true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team /|cby Audrey Vernick ; Illustrated by Steven Salerno.
|aThe true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team
|aNew York :|bClarion Books,|c2012.
|a39 p. :|bcol. ill. ;|c27 cm.
|a"The original illustrations for this book were created with black crayon, gouache, watercolor, and pastel...with added digital color..."--T.p. verso.
|aAnthony Acerra -- Joe Acerra -- Paul Acerra -- Alfred Acerra -- Charlie Acerra -- Jimmy Acerra -- Bobby Acerra -- Billy Acerra -- Freddie Acerra -- Eddie Acerra -- Bubbie Acerra -- Louie Acerra.
|aDocuments the story of the Baseball Hall of Fame honorees, tracing how the Acerra family of New Jersey formed their own semi-pro baseball team in the 1930s and became the longest-running all-brother team in history.
The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseballteam . . . with three on the bench! The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brotherteam in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared forand supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their waycould stop them. Full of action, drama, and excitement, this never-before-told true story is vividlybrought to life by Audrey Vernick’s expert storytelling and Steven Salerno’s stunningvintage-style art.
Audrey Vernick is the author of several picture books as well as the middle grade novel Water Balloon.?She lives in Ocean, New Jersey. Please visit her at www.audreyvernick.com.Steven Salerno has illustrated many picture books, several of which he wrote. This is his first about baseball.?He lives in New York City. Visit him at www.stevensalerno.com.