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Growing Up Pedro

By Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

“Masterfully depicts, with quick verse and beautiful illustrations, the world in which the two siblings came of age. . . . A wonderful introduction to a truly special player.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

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.

  • 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, Mudball and Crossing Niagara. He is the illustrator of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Over the River and Through the Wood, Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport, The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, Jubilee! by Alicia Potter, and Lighter than Air by Matthew Clark Smith. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763693107
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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