The Basket Counts by Mike Weaver

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Illustrations and poetic text describe the movement and feel of the game of basketball.
 

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Arnold Adoff has written over twenty-five books of poetr Arnold Adoff has written over twenty-five books of poetry for young readers, including "Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues,y for young readers, including "Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues, " illustrated by William Cotton; and "Street Music: City Po " illustrated by William Cotton; and "Street Music: City Poems, " illustrated by Karen Barbour, both of which are availems, " illustrated by Karen Barbour, both of which are available at your local library. He is the author of "Malcolm X, able at your local library. He is the author of "Malcolm X, " illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, and has also edited" The Po" illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, and has also edited" The Poetry of Black America. "He has received the NCTE Award for Eetry of Black America. "He has received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, and his trademark "shaped xcellence in Poetry for Children, and his trademark "shaped speech" writing style and his rhythmic poems have made him ospeech" writing style and his rhythmic poems have made him one of the most renowned children's poets of our time. Mrne of the most renowned children's poets of our time. Mr. Adoff and his wife, celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, l. Adoff and his wife, celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio. ive in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
 
Published February 1, 2000 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 48 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Weaver's debut artwork is sometimes visually interesting, as when high-rise buildings menacingly dwarf the city playground chain-link fence, or when a wheelchair-bound player pops ""the s h a r p e s t wheelchair/ wheeeelies."" His full-page paintings feature careening angles, skewed perspectives...

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