Henry Aaron's Dream

byMatt TavaresIllustratorMatt Tavares

January 12, 2010|
Henry Aaron's Dream by Matt Tavares
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Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated South who would become baseball's home-run king.

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 Henry Aaron's young life — from his sandlot days through his time in the Negro Leagues to the day he played his first spring training game for the Braves — 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.
Matt Tavares is the illustrator of Iron Hans: A Grimms’ Fairy Tale; ’Twas the Night Before Christmas or an Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas; Jack and the Beanstalk; Doreen Rappaport’s Lady Liberty: A Biography; and Kristin Kladstrup’s The Gingerbread Pirates as well as the author-illustrator of Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, and Mu...
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Title:Henry Aaron's Dream
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:40 pages, 12.14 X 10.2 X 0.42 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 12.14 X 10.2 X 0.42 in
Published:January 12, 2010
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780763632243

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