Henry Aaron's Dream

By Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

“Well-written text and brilliantly composed art highlight the poignancyand triumph in Aaron's story.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Before he was Hammerin’ Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy growing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big league baseball player. He didn’t have a bat. He didn’t have a ball. And there wasn’t a single black ball player in the major leagues. But none of this could stop Henry Aaron. In a captivating biography of Aaron’s young life, Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseball’s all-time greats. Back matter includes an author’s note, Henry Aaron’s career statistics, and a bibliography.

  • The inspiring story of Hank Aaron's journey to the major leagues, published right in time for Spring Training.
  • A very accessible picture book biography, in the spirit of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson.
  • Matt Tavares's homage to his favorite baseball player--- and one of the game's all-time greats---Hammerin' Hank Aaron.

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 Woods, 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. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763658205
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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