By Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

"With its winning combination of satisfying story and cinematic illustrations, Mudball should make a splash with underdogs and baseball fans alike." -The Horn Book

Andy Oyler is the shortest player on the Minneapolis Millers baseball team, not to mention in the whole league. And no matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to get a hit. But one fateful spring day in 1903, a sudden change in the weather leads to a change in Andy Oyler’s luck, and Andy discovers that the shortest player can become the game’s biggest hero. Matt Tavares brings a legend to life — and offers a bibliography and author’s note about this all-American true story.

  • A paperback edition of a Matt Tavares favorite
  • Chosen to be included in the 2011 Monarch Award Master List (Illinois K-3 Children s Choice Award)
  • An inspirational read for baseball fans

About the author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, Mudball, and Henry Aaron’s Dream, and the illustrator of Over the River and Through the Woods, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Gingerbread Pirates, and Lady Liberty. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763641368
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Dimensions: 235 x 274mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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