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There Goes Ted Williams

By Matt Tavares
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

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. Back matter includes an author’s note, Ted Williams’s career statistics, and a bibliography.

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: 9780763627898
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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