by Robert Burleigh and Stephen T. Johnson

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152163808
  • ISBN-10: 0152163808
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 10/01/2001
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Poetry comes alive on the basketball court. Feel the rough roundness of the ball. Celebrate the soaring freedom of the dunk. Savor the moment when all eyes focus on the long three-pointer.
In dynamic words and pictures, award-winning author Robert Burleigh and Caldecott Honor-artist Stephen T. Johnson capture the energy and passion that electrifies every moment in a game of hoops.

About the author
Robert Burleigh

Robert Burleigh is the author of many books for children including Flight: the journey of Charles Lindbergh, which won the Orbus Pictus award. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Stephen T. Johnson

STEPHEN T. JOHNSON has illustrated many books for children, including two by Robert Burleigh: Goal and Hoops, an ALA Notable Children's Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. He lives in Kansas.


“An involving experience.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Sensuous.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A spellbinding book.”—The Boston Globe