There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

by Matt Tavares

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Overview

A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre - just in time for Fenway Park's centennial.

Ted Williams lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his swing every chance he got. He did fingertip push-ups. He ate a lot of food. He practiced his swing again. And then practiced it some more. From his days playing ball in North Park as a kid to his unmatched .406 season in 1941 to his heroic tours of duty as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, the story of Teddy Ballgame is the story of an American hero. In this engrossing biography, a companion to Henry Aaron's Dream, Matt Tavares makes Ted Williams's life story accessible to a whole new generation of fans who are sure to admire the hard work, sacrifice, and triumph of the greatest hitter who ever lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763627898
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Zachary's Ball, Oliver's Game, Mudball, and Henry Aaron's Dream, and the illustrator of Over the River and Through the Wood,'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, and Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

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From the Publisher

Tavares’s full-bleed spreads alternate with sepia-toned spot drawings, all beautifully arranged in this old-fashioned but evergreen tribute.
—The New York Times

With smooth, sweeping lines and naturalistic details, Tavares’s mixed-media artwork conveys Williams’s joyful devotion to his sport.
—Publishers Weekly

Kids will especially like that this wonderful picture book spends a lot of time talking about the childhood of the famous Boston Red Sox slugger... An exciting and inspiring story.
—Washington Post KidsPost

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