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Children's Fiction Baseball & Softball

Ivan and the All-Stars

by (author) Kathleen Cook Waldron

illustrated by Mark Thurman

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jul 1996
Baseball & Softball, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 1996
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12


Ivan is new to baseball, and on his first game he doesn’t do too well. But with time and practice, and more friends to play with, he becomes better at this game. And they all decide together to make a team of their own and call it the All Stars.

About the authors

In 1975 Kathleen Cook Waldron and her husband Mark set off with their one-year-old son to begin building their own log home off the grid in central British Columbia, and have lived in the Cariboo ever since. They still make frequent city trips where Kathleen enjoys visits to concerts, plays, museums, professional sporting events, and her otherwise all-urban family. Her rural pleasures include swimming in mountain lakes, canoeing, cycling, cross-country skiing, and hiking. They became dual Canadian/US citizens in 1991.

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Mark Thurman is best known as a children's author/illustrator. He has written and illustrated 16 books and designed and illustrated more than 25 books for other authors. Mark has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas in hundreds of schools. Mark, along with his co-author for Get Graphic, Emily Hearn, collaborated on "The Mighty Mites" comic strip series that appeared in Owl Magazine for more than a dozen years. Mark lives in Toronto.


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