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The Greatest Game Ever Played
by Phil Bildner; illustrated by Zachary Pullen

The heartwarming story of an estranged father and son brought together by the 1958 NFL championship game, known in football history as the Greatest Game Ever Played.

The 1958 NFL championship game is known to football fans as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." Featuring gridiron legends like Johnny Unitas, Frank Gifford, and Vince Lombardi, the Game marked the beginning of America’s infatuation with professional football.

Now, Phil Bildner tells a heartwarming father-and-son story against the backdrop of this historic moment.When the New York Giants baseball team moves to San Francisco, young Sam discovers the other New York Giants—the football Giants. He convinces his skeptical Pop to come with him to the Game, and as Johnny Unitas engineers Baltimore’s legendary comeback, Sam and Pop rediscover the joy of rooting on their heroes together.

"A great book for fathers to share with their kids."--Children's Literature


Book Type:
   read aloud / picture book

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Interest Level:   1st grade     2nd grade     3rd grade     4th grade