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A Glove of Their Own Hardcover – October 21, 2008

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About the Author

Award-winning author, Lisa Funari- Willever uses her own experiences as the basis of many of her 16 picture and chapter books. Often referred to as the New Jersey author, she has created the Nicky Fifth chapter book series that blends humor, fact, and fiction and uses real New Jersey locations as th setting. Her books have been displayed at the White House, featured on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, and named to the NJ Battle of the Book List three times. In 2009, she won the Benjamin Franklin Award for A Glove of Their Own and was the Runner-up with There's A Kid Under My Bed. Lisa spends 60-70 days each year, visiting schools across the Unied States and abroad. She is a former teacher and lifelong New Jersey resident. She lives in Mansfield, NJ with her husband and three children. <P>Debbie Moldovan was raised in New Hyde Park, New York. She attended Hofstra University where she earned a B.B.A. in Marketing and a M.S. in Elementary Education. She resides in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with her husband, Rob and their three children, Tyler, Austin and Cayla. <P>Keri Conkling was raised in Pequannock, New Jersey where her passion for reading and writing led her to major in English while attending Montclair State University. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, Bill, and they reside with their children, Holly and Will, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Mason Press (October 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976046954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976046950
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,419,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Giving the gift of giving through an inspirational children's story, this story brings up memories for us old baseball players of the times of our youth, building the life skills thats made us who we are today. Touching your heart time and time again, the story instills in your children an essential skill for their future. The story has been so infectious, it has turned into an international movement of kindness, sharing, and giving back to those in need.
Supporters include: Rawlings, LouisvilleSlugger, Modell's Sporting Goods, Upper Deck, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center,
Joe Torre, Michael Cuddyer, Don Mattingly, Tommy John, Roy White, Jason Grilli, Craig Biggio, Phil Niekro, Buddy Harrelson, Nelson Cruz, Eric Chavez, and many more...

~Winner of the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Children's Book Award~
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A Glove of Their Own is a good 'ole fashioned story that takes you back to when kids played baseball in the sandlots or ball field. It's a beautiful short story about the kids who don't have much of their own and have to share equipment just to play the game they love. It's a throw-back story and reminds me of my childhood and the stories of my hero's generation. It's about love, sharing, and faith....something rich and poor kids alike can possess.

The best part is that a portion of the sale of this book goes to disadvanatged kids, and buys baseball equipment so they can play the game they love. It gives them a glove of their own. Everybody wins in this game!
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brought back old memmories, i am 49 years old and this book make me filled like i was 9 (when i used to play with no gloves. i hope every mother and father will get this book for their kids, its worth every penny.
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Co-authored by Debbie Moldovan, Keri Conkling and Lisa Funari-Willever and illustrated by Lauren Lambiase, "A Glove of Their Own" is more than a children's picturebook; it's part of a movement to help raise awareness, spread the joy of playing a game for its own sake, and raise funds and equipment for children in sports. The rhyming story follows a young boy on a makeshift baseball team with boys and girls, as he puts his all into swinging at the baseball, trying to reach home plate, and playing the field as short stop even though he can't yet afford a glove of his own. Then an old man whose kids are grown helps by donating their old sports equipment. "'You kids keep on playing, / but remember this game / is more than a score,' / said the man with no name." The last few pages include additional information on sports charities like "Good Sports", "Pitch in for Baseball", and "Sports Gift", followed by a handful of short (three paragraphs or less) stories by guest young authors. A lovely storybook for budding baseball fans, especially recommended for its reminder that baseball is about more than just winning or losing.
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Combining a love of baseball with a sense of paying it forward with kindness, this book was destined to become one of my favorite all-time children's stories. Every school day, I start and end our days with the simple announcment to my students and staff: "Be good to each other." My favorite all-time quote comes from Jimmy Stewart from the film Harvey. Stewart's character recalls how his mom used to stress to him, "In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. For years, I was smart; I recommend pleasant." This book captures the essence of my favorite quotes and urges readers to be good to others. If you simply purchase this book, you will be paying it forward since $3 will go to charities. Buy it and PLAY it forward!
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This is a truly heart warming book of unselfishness and simple, pure -generosity. In even the simplest of life's challenges, no gift should go unnoticed. A truly classic expression of what selfless sharing and the joy it gives to the giver and the receiver is all about. A MUST READ (and re-read) for children and adults alike! This book is positively going to be enjoyed for many years to come.
Enchantment is a dynamic all its own - and this book - for obvious reasons, enchants. Buy it, neither your kids or you will ever forget "A Glove of Their own".
Thank you for such a truly amazing book!
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It is with great sincerity that I recommend this book. It has it all. This book offers nostaglia for those young at heart individuals who can remember playing baseball in the old abandoned field to the simple joy of baseball for those young enough to play today. Parents will enjoy reading it to their children as well as listening to their children read it to them. Not only is the storyline wonderful, it's "play it forward" message is inspiring. Helping one another is certainly something we need to be reminded of in these trying times.
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Here is a book that relates such foundational values as kindness and self-sacrifice with the game that is America's Pastime, baseball. Simple, yet impacting, its poetry is further measured with colorful artwork, all conveying a timeless message to both adults and youth. This is a story that will never grow old. And so, the book is a treasure that can be handed down through the generations from parents and grandparents to children and grandchildren. "A Glove of Their Own" is, indeed, a big-hearted gift! I HIGHLY recommend it.
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