There Goes Ted Williams by Matt Tavares
The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

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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.

About Matt Tavares

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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 Wood,'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. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
Published February 10, 2015 by Candlewick. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, War, Children's Books.

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His career was legendary, even though, for several seasons at the peak of his abilities, it was interrupted by military service in World War II and Korea.

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Hall of Famer Ted Williams began playing baseball professionally at age 17, joining the then minor league San Diego Padres and playing his entire major league career with the Boston Red Sox.

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