Around the World

By John Coy
Illustrated by Antonio Reonegro, Tom Lynch

Paperback: $10.95

Six Pack: $65.70

A fantastic journey around the world is about to begin. Starting in downtown New York and traveling to Australia, China, Turkey, Serbia, Nigeria, France, Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, and back to New York again, kids play their hearts out in a grueling, winner-take-all, pick-up basketball game. Full court passes in a gym in Shanghai are effortlessly picked off in Istanbul with a turn of the page. Thwack! Readers will challenge themselves to keep pace with these young players while taking in the sights of the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks that frame the action in each city.

John Coy, author of the award-winning Strong to the Hoop, draws once more from his bottomless knowledge of basketball to bring readers the grit, sweat, and realistic "hoop-speak" that passes between players who know and love the game. Packed full of comic book style action and locales from all over the globe.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb John Coy - Author

is the author of several award-winning books for children, including Strong to the Hoop, an ALA Notable Book and Night Driving, named one of the Best Books of 1996 by The New York Times. Around the World was inspired by Coy's lifelong passion for basketball. Mr. Coy teaches writing to children and has developed an innovative class that combines basketball and poetry. He and his family live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Thumb_thumb Antonio Reonegro

is the co-owner of HAVOC and Media Design, an art and design company. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and later studied at the Passalacqua School of Art and Design. He lives in Staten Island, New York, with his wife and their two children. This is his first illustrated book for young readers.

Thumb_thumb Tom Lynch

is the co-owner of HAVOC and Media Design, an art and design company. He was praised by The New York Times as a "genius in his chosen medium" for the collage illustrations in his first book, Fables from Aesop. Lynch attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and also studied at the Passalacqua School of Art and Design. He lives with his wife and their three children in Staten Island, New York.

About This Title


Hardcover: 9781584302445

Paperback: 9781620142240

Six Pack: 9781620142356


Junior Library Guild Selection

Guided Reading:




Interest Level:

Grades 3 - 8

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 4


Sports, Responsibility, Multiethnic interest, Games/Toys, Cultural Diversity, Collaboration, Friendship, Geography

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