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Growing Up Pedro

By Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares’s tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.

Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramon was the best pitcher he’d ever seen. He’d dream of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues—and here, Matt Tavares tells the story of how that dream came true. In a fitting homage to a modern day baseball star, the acclaimed author-illustrator examines both Pedro Martínez’s improbable rise to the top of his game and the power that comes from the deep bond between brothers.

  • The compelling life story of All-Star pitcher Pedro Martinez, from his life in the Dominican Republic to his meteoric rise to fame in the major leagues.
  • Focuses on his relationship with his brother Ramon, who was also a big league pitcher.
  • Our first baseball biography to feature a Latin-American player.

About the author

Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Henry Aaron’s Dream, There Goes Ted Williams, and Becoming Babe Ruth as well as Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, and Mudball. He is also the illustrator of Doreen Rappaport’s Lady Liberty and Alicia Potter’s Jubilee!, among others. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763668242
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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