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

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

byAudrey VernickIllustratorSteven Salerno

Hardcover | April 3, 2012

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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 author of several novels and many picture books, including Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team . She lives with her family near the ocean in New Jersey. Visit her online at and on Twitter @yourbuffalo. Steven Salerno has illustrated many popular pictur...
Title:Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball TeamFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 9.5 × 0.37 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547385579

ISBN - 13:9780547385570


Editorial Reviews

I was lucky to play in the big leagues with my brother as a teammate and my dad as our manager. It was a very special time. The story of the Acerra brothers brought those memories back. It is a wonderful illustration of what a great game baseball is and how it brings families together on many different levels. Brothers at Bat is a story any baseball fan will enjoy and one that we all should know ." - Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. "A captivating story, impeccable layout, and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner." - New York Times Book Review "With a sense of humor, Audrey Vernick tells the true-life story of the 12 Acerra boys of Long Branch, NJ, who formed a team coached by their dad." - USA Today "A remarkable story." - Wall Street Journal "A lively story about family loyalty and love of the game, pulled from the sidelines of baseball history." - Publishers Weekly, *starred review* "A delight not to miss." - School Library Journal, *starred review* "[A] story of brotherly - and baseball - love." - Booklist, *starred review* "Vernick's wry and rousing narration is perfectly matched by Salerno's mixed-media pictures." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, *starred review* "Employing descriptive, conversational language in a matter-of-fact tone that doesn't sentimentalize, Vernick tells of a remarkable family . . . Salerno's lively drawings, rendered in black crayon, gouache, watercolor and pastel with digital color added, complement the action, striking a balance between detail and expansiveness.A family's love and devotion to each other and to the game of baseball, depicted lovingly." - Kirkus Reviews "This story of a real American family whose bond was the game is brought to vivid life through illustrations." - Horn Book Magazine "For those who love baseball, history and family stories, this book hits a home run." - Shelf Awareness, *starred review* "Striking black crayon, gouache and watercolor paintings enhanced with digital color provide a solid backup to the tightly written narrative. A very pleasing slice of American history." - Cleveland Plain Dealer A NewYork Times Notable Book for 2012A 2012 Booklist Editor's Choice"