HONOR - Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
FINALIST - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
About this Book
One day at the basketball court, two kids, a familiar challenge--H.O.R.S.E.?
But this isn’t your grandmother’s game of hoops.
Not when a layup
from the other side of the court
standing on one foot
with your eyes closed is just the warm-up.
Around the neighborhood, around the world, off Saturn’s rings, the pair goes back and forth.
The game is as much about skill as it is about imagination.
A slam dunk from multi-award-winning author/illustrator Christopher Myers, H.O.R.S.E. is a celebration of the sport of basketball, the art of trash-talking, and the idea that what’s possible is bounded only by what you can dream.
A 2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book
About the Author
Like the ballplayers in this book, Christopher Myers defies gravity every chance he can get. Their imagination took them into outer space; his has taken him from Harlem during its Renaissance in Harlem: A Poem, written by Walter Dean Myers, to vibrant city streets in Black Cat, from the bounds of Earth with Wing and Fly! and into a fiercely fought basketball game in Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll.
For these flights of imagination, Christopher has received many awards and honors, including a Caldecott Honor, three Coretta Scott King Honors, three Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors, and a New York Times Best Illustrated award.
When he isn’t working, Christopher plays touch football with a bunch of other artists in Brooklyn, New York.