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Owen loves playing ball. But it doesn't always "love" him back. And after a particularly disastrous day on the field, Owen is benched. He is feeling so low that he doesn't even notice the ball rolling through a hole in the fence until it's gotten away. In his effort to get it back, he discovers that he has more skills than he realizes.
About the Author
In addition to two Caldecott Honors, Brian Pinkney (www.brianpinkney.net) has also been awarded the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, a Coretta Scott King Award, and four Coretta Scott King Honors. Whenever he sets a goal he taps into his inner animal, and he credits an active and playful imagination as a key to his success in sports, art, and life. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney, and their two children.