Baseball on Mars = Béisbol en Marte

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Author: Rivera Jr., Rafael and Tim Hoppey
Publisher : Arte Público Press
isbn: 9781558855212
eisbn: 9781558856097
Place of publication:  Houston , United States
Year: 2009
Pages: 32

Caption:

A heartwarming bilingual picture book about a boy and his father, who bond over a game of catch on the Red Planet.

Roberto's dad speaks in Spanish when he gets upset, and boy, is he unhappy today! His lucky chair—the one he sits in to watch his beloved New York Yankees play—is missing. And he needs it for the afternoon game against the Red Sox!
Roberto is excited, too. He’s about to take off to Mars on his home-made rocket ship, and his dad’s lucky chair makes a perfect pilot’s seat. When his father finds that the missing chair has become part of the rocket ship in the backyard, he grudgingly tells Roberto he can use it—for now. But it needs to be returned before game time.
Roberto’s dad is skeptical about the rocket ship. “You might have a problem getting off the ground,” he says. “You’re forgetting one little thing—you don’t have an engine!” Soon, he finds himself invited along as co-pilot. And during the exciting flight to Mars, Roberto helps his father rediscover his imagination as they experience an amazing blastoff, wayward asteroids, and even weightlessness.

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