No Easy Way by Fred Bowen
The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season

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Ted Williams hit .406 for the season in 1941? a feat not matched since. In this inspirational picture book, authentic sportswriting and rich, classic illustrations bring to life the truly spectacular story of the Red Sox legend, whose hard work and perseverance make him the perfect role model for baseball enthusiasts of all ages.
 

About Fred Bowen

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Fred Bowen (www.fredbowen.com) is a weekly columnist for The Washington Post, where he writes a sports section called The Score that's just for kids. He lives in Maryland.Charles S. Pyle (www.charlespylestudio.com) teaches illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He lives in Sonoma County, California.
 
Published February 4, 2010 by Dutton Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Pyle’s paintings give the feeling of baseball, players and the parks in which they played in active and accurate portraits that match the writing—strong sports reporting, both visually and textually, to provide readers, be they baseball fans or not, the excitement of games and the efforts of a pl...

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In this inspirational picture book, authentic sportswriting and rich, classic illustrations bring to life the truly spectacular story of the Red Sox legend, whose hard work and perseverance make him the perfect role model for baseball enthusiasts of all ages.

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Its subtitle is “The story of Ted Williams and the last .400 season” and the recurring mantra is “There was no easy way, but Ted Williams did it.” This is not a story about home runs, but about hits, and it’s also a story about the difference between “rounding up” to a number and actually reachin...

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