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It's been a bear being a Cubs fan…That's how Grandpa Bruno tells his four cubby-bear grandchildren about waiting, and waiting, and waiting for a World Series for many decades. But Bruno also showed a lot of patience and love. "Never give up!" he kept telling them. That is the story and the moral of "Go Cubs Go!" authored by Marv Levy with illustrations by Rob Peters and historical material from George Castle.

The youngest Cubs fans didn't live through the patient waiting and will always remember a winning Cubs team in the 2016 World Champions. Their parents and grandparents, however, taught them to "Never give up!" and to be loyal to the Cubs. That's what makes being a Cubs fan so special. The love of the team is passed on from generation to generation.

Yes, the Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions.

But what can Grandpa Bruno's grandchildren (and the children reading along) learn from the Cubs triumphant march in 2016? Follow along in this wonderfully illustrated story as lifelong fan Grandpa Bruno teaches us what the Cubs have already taught him… to "Never give up!" Show your loyalty to the Cubs by passing along this important lesson. After all, isn't that what makes a Cubs fan so special?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996674270
Publisher: Ascend Books
Publication date: 01/18/2017
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 491,021
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Chicago native Marv Levy may be best-known as the four-time Super Bowl coach (1990-93) with the Buffalo Bills. He also coached the Kansas City Chiefs. Football was his life, but the Cubs were his sports love. While in the Army Air Corps in 1945, Levy, then 20, attended Game 7 of the World Series at Wrigley Field. His patience was rewarded when he also went to the 2016 World Series at the same ballpark. Levy earned a masters degree in English History at Harvard University. He has authored three previous books. His biography Where Else Would You Rather Be? Reached New York Times best-seller status in 2004. Levy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.He lives in Chicago with his wife, Mary Frances.

Illustrator Rob Peters is also a cartoonist and designer. He has a degree in Visual Communications from Judson College in Elgin, IL, and has worked as a cover artist, designer, and freelance artist. He has designed logos, book covers, and illustrated dozens of children's picture books. He lives with his wife and family in Topeka, KS.

Thirteen-time author George Castle started out in the $1 bleacher seats in Wrigley Field in the early 1970s. Growing up five miles northwest of the ballpark, Castle witnessed Hall of Fame Cubs players and not-so-great baseball. He has covered the Cubs for newspapers, magazines, online sites, and his own syndicated baseball radio show. He has been renowned for his specialty in Cubs history and his post as historian for the Chicago Baseball Museum. Castle lives in Morton Grove, IL with wife Nina.
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