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Bats at the Ballgame


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Brian Lies is the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame, and Bats in the Band. In addition, he has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children. Brian lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his family. Visit


Baseball stadiums have an innate magic, never more so than in the hands of Lies, whose latest has the winged creatures gathering for an epic game, complete with 'beenuts and Cricket Jack, ' and an upside down audience --Publishers Weekly, starred reviewThe visual effect is quite stunning, with some fantastically disorienting upside-down spreads to reflect the fans' hanging position, and much of the language is utterly delicious.--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewCareful readers will find plenty of inventive details to make this latest outing to the bats' nocturnal world worthwhile. --School Library JournalPraise for Brian Lies' New York Times best-selling books: Bats at the BeachBrilliant, brilliant paintings . . . just a whiz-bang summer book, anytime book. Everybody should look at this. --Daniel Pinkwater, NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday Perfect for sharing with younglings of the wingless sort. --Kirkus Reviews The book truly soars in the dark yet luminescent art. . . . A grand adventure. --School Library JournalFetching . . . [A] wonderful read-aloud. --Newsday Bats at the LibraryThe library-after-dark setting works a magic all its own, taking Lies and his audience to an intensely personal place. --Publishers Weekly, starred review [Lies] brings a sure, expressive and transporting hand to this story of a colony of bats paying a nighttime visit to a small-town library. --Kirkus Reviews Illustrations teem with bats so charming they will even win over chiroptophobes. --Booklist Another tale of bat mischief . . . the charm is all in the story itself. --New York Times Book Review

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