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Smarty Marty’s Got Game

Booklist reviewed Cameron + Company’s Smarty Marty’s Got Game, an inspiring story of older sister Marty, who teaches the game (and love) of baseball to her younger brother Mikey. “A San Francisco Giants in-game reporter, Gutierrez delivers a primer not just on baseball 9781937359515in general but on the intricacies of scoring the game like a pro and pitching the slang like a fastball. Baseball-lover Marty wants to teach her younger brother, baseball-doubter Mikey, to love the game as much as she does, so she takes him to the stadium, where she handily shows off her copious knowledge. Marty learned to love the game from her great-grandmother, and she’s determined to pass along the enthusiasm and teach Mikey some valuable information: What does a backward K mean? What’s a 6–4–3? What do you call the first two hitters? What are you telling someone when you shout, “Grab some pine?” McCauley hits a homer with clean, charming art that gives emotional investment to the facts and captures moments of the game in its greatest glory. From first pitch to grand slam, Gutierrez delivers a fun, snappy lesson. A joy for new fans and seasoned pros dying to share their love of the game.” ~ Jesse Karp Booklist 12/1/2013

“Amy G’s wit and her knowledge and passion for baseball shine through in this heartwarming story about baseball and family that is sure to be a favorite in many homes.” – Javier Lopez, San Francisco Giants Pitcher

“So glad to have a book I can share with my kids that speaks to the heart of the game. Amy’s sense of family and knowledge of baseball are very apparent. And it doesn’t hurt that the good guys wear orange and black!” – Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants Catcher




Contributor Information

Amy Gutierrez, an Emmy-Award winning reporter and Bay Area native is entering her 20th year in the broadcasting industry and embarking upon her 6th season as a San Francisco Giants in-game reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. She also serves as a contributing reporter for G-Mag, Giants Pregame and Postgame Live, and SportsNet Central. In her Bay Area broadcasting tenure, Amy has covered a variety of teams including the A’s, San Jose Sharks, Raiders, 49ers, PAC-10 and WCC football and basketball and the San Jose SaberCats. Amy G’s a graduate of UC Davis where she majored in Communications and played volleyball. She resides in her hometown of Petaluma with her husband and two children.
Adam McCauley enjoys illustrating, playing music, and making things. His illustrations have appeared in magazines, publications and campaigns world wide. Adam’s work has been included in group shows in Osaka, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo and Nashville. He works out of his studio in the sunny Mission district in San Francisco.
Trade Cloth, Picture Book
US $17.95
Cameron + Company Fall 2013
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