There Goes Ted Williams

The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

Illustrator: Matt Tavares

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Candlewick Press

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Age 6+

Picture Books

“A glorious tribute to a baseball legend and a complicated human being.” — School Library Journal

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 stints 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. A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre.
Back matter includes an author’s note, Ted Williams’s career statistics, and a bibliography.


Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Zachary s Ball, Oliver s Game, Mudball, Henry Aaron s Dream, and There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. He is also the illustrator of The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup and Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport, among other picture books.


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