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Barbed Wire Baseball

Barbed Wire Baseball
ASIN: 1419705210

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Author: Marissa Moss

Searching for a magnificent book? Barbed Wire Baseball is the right child's book! The author is Marissa Moss and it is published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. The book was released on the 9th of April, 2013. The book has 48 pages. The children's book dimensions are 10.98"H x 9.02"L x 0.51"W and it weighs only 1.2 lbs, add to cart by clicking the weblink below.

  As a boy, Kenichi “ Zeni” Zenimura dreams of playing specialist baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small."— School Library Journal"In her picture book debut, artist Shimizu finely crafts pen-and-ink illustrations with a calligraphy brush to assist portray a true story of resilience during WWII. Zeni brings the game of baseball for the camp, together using a sense of hope. But it's the visually stunning, sensitive illustrations by the hugely talented Shimizu that make the book a standout."— Publishers Weekly"Shimizu's Japanese brush and ink illustrations, digitally layered with dusty colors suggestive of the arid relocation camp, are a visual feast, from the patterned swirls of battleship steam and desert dust, to the series of depictions of Zenimura in motion, to the rhythmic composition of the female detainees stitching the potato-sack uniforms."— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Yuko Shimizu's arresting illustrations, evoking the firm lines, dramatic curves and color wash of Japanese prints, add drama and authenticity to this memorable account."— Kirkus Reviews"As this expressive picture book makes clear, Zenimura never allowed his small stature to diminish his dreams."— Booklist"Moss is in fact a skilled author of historical narrative nonfiction for young readers; her tale is both well researched and well told. This true story, set inside a Japanese internment camp during World War II, introduces children to a little-discussed component of American history through Marissa Moss's wealthy text and Yuko Shimizu's beautiful illustrations. The book contains author and illustrator notes, archival photographs, and a bibliography."— New York Times Book Review"Text and illustrations mesh to develop an admiring portrait of an exemplary individual who rose above his challenges and inspired others. Yet he grows up to be a effective player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! Praise for Barbed Wire Baseball"In language that captures the underlying sadness and loss, Moss emphasizes Zeni's fierce spirit as he removes each obstacle in order to play his beloved baseball and regain a sense of pride."— The Wall Street Journal When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family are sent to a single of ten internment camps where much more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry are imprisoned without getting trials. Shimizu's Japanese calligraphy brush – and-ink illustrations colored in Photoshop depict the dreary landscape employing the ever-present barbed wire, with that beautiful grassy baseball field the only beacon of hope.


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