Thumb on a Diamond

© 2006 text: Ken Roberts; illustrations: Leanne Franson
Groundwood Books, Douglas & McIntyre
96 pages, hardcover, softcover 5" x 7 ½", color cover, b&w interior illustrations
ages 9 to adult
English only

Thumb's schoolteacher father teams up with mysterious Mr. Entwistle to brainstorm a way for the children of New Aukland, BC to get a glimpse of the big city of Vancouver, with no luck. But what about the baseball tournament? Will the tiny remote town, squeezed between the mountains and the Pacific ocean, be able to get a team together in time to win a trip? A quirky and funny tale of baseball dreams and smalltown kids in big cities in the 1960's. From the writer of the winning "The Thumb in the Box", and Thumb and the Bad Guys, also illustrated by Leanne Franson.

Cover: colored acrylic inks/ india ink; Interiors: india ink and ink washes

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