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Phillip Hoose


Phillip Hoose

Phillip Hoose is the widely-acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs, and articles, including the National Book Award winning book, CLAUDETTE COLVIN: TWICE TOWARD JUSTICE.

He is also the author of the multi-award winning title, THE RACE TO SAVE THE LORD GOD BIRD, the National Book Award Finalist WE WERE THERE TOO!: YOUNG PEOPLE IN U.S. HISTORY, and the Christopher Award-winning manual for youth activism IT’S OUR WORLD TOO!.

The picture book, HEY, LITTLE ANT which began as a song by the same title was co-authored with his daughter Hannah. The book is beloved around the world with over one million copies in print in ten different languages. Teaching Tolerance Magazine called it, “A masterpiece for teaching values and character education.”

Phillip’s love of the game is reflected in his acclaimed books, PERFECT ONCE REMOVED: WHEN BASEBALL WAS ALL THE WORLD TO MEwhich was named one of the Top 10 Sports Books of 2007 by Booklist and HOOSIERS: THE FABULOUS BASKETBALL LIFE OF INDIANA.

A graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Hoose was for 37 years a staff member of The Nature Conservancy, dedicated to preserving the plants, animals and natural communities of the Earth.

A songwriter and performing musician, Phillip Hoose is a founding member of the Children’s Music Network and a member of the band Chipped Enamel. He lives in Portland, Maine.

Phillip Hoose

Books by Phillip Hoose

by Phillip Hoose - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

In the winter of 1956, Phillip Hoose was a gawky, uncoordinated 9-year-old boy just moved to a new town --- Speedway, Indiana --- and trying to fit into a new school and circle of friends. Baseball was his passion, even though he was terrible at it and constantly shamed by his lack of ability. But he had one thing going for him that his classmates could never have --- his second cousin was a pitcher for the New York Yankees. Don Larsen wasn't a star, but he was in the Yankees' rotation. And on October 8, 1956, he pitched perhaps the greatest game that has ever been pitched: a perfect game (27 batters up, 27 out) against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series.