Zachary receives a foul ball at a major league game, and his baseball fantasies start to come alive.
Zachary is amazed by the sights and sounds at Fenway Park when he goes to his first major-league baseball game. But when his father catches a foul ball at the game and gives it to Zachary, something really amazing happens — suddenly, he finds himself on the pitcher’s mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform! As long as Zachary has the ball, all of his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold onto its magic?
With simple text and striking black-and-white pencil drawings, Matt Tavares brings to life the fantasy of every baseball fan and evokes the spirit of a beloved national pastime.
About Zachary’s Ball Anniversary Edition
“Zachary’s Ball is a children’s classic.” —Peter Gammons, hall-of-Fame baseball reporter
When Zachary’s father catches a foul ball at Fenway Park and gives it to him, something really amazing happens. Zachary finds himself on the pitcher’s mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform and playing against New York! As long as Zachary has the ball, all his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold on to its magic? Zachary’s Ball, Matt Tavares’s debut picture book, is a perfect story for celebrating the 100th birthday of the setting that inspired it: Boston’s Fenway Park, the oldest park still in use by a major-league club — and one of the country’s most beloved ballparks.