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Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet

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Published: February 2017
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BIC Subject: Early learning: opposites
 
Published: 15-Feb-2017
Format: Hardback, 40 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781101933527
Stock Code: 1933527
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The ONLY nonfiction picture book about New York Yankee Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. a From award-winning author Jonah Winter and #1 New York Times bestselling artist C. F. Payne comes this extraordinary picture-book biography that traces Mickey Mantle's unparalleled baseball career. He could run from home plate to first base in 2.9 seconds. He could hit a ball 540 feet-the longest home run in major league history. He was the greatest switch hitter ever to play the game. And he did it all despite broken bones, pulled muscles, strains, and sprains, from his shoulders to his feet. How did a poor country boy from Commerce, Oklahoma, become one of the greatest and most beloved baseball players of all time? This is the story.The ONLY nonfiction picture book about New York Yankee Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. a From award-winning author Jonah Winter and #1 New York Times bestselling artist C. F. Payne comes this extraordinary picture-book biography that traces Mickey Mantle's unparalleled baseball career. He could run from home plate to first base in 2.9 seconds. He could hit a ball 540 feet-the longest home run in major league history. He was the greatest switch hitter ever to play the game. And he did it all despite broken bones, pulled muscles, strains, and sprains, from his shoulders to his feet. How did a poor country boy from Commerce, Oklahoma, become one of the greatest and most beloved baseball players of all time? This is the story.
Jonah Winter has written more than thirty highly acclaimed books for children, including Hillary, a picture-book biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton; Lillian's Right to Vote, which received four starred reviews; You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!, which received three starred reviews; You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and a Booklist Top of the List; and You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book. Learn more at jonahwinter.com. a C. F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut by astronaut Mark Kelly, the Texas Bluebonnet winner Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, written by Phil Bildner, and the New York Times bestsellers The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the Columbus College of Design. Payne lives with his wife and children in Cincinnati. Visit him online at CFPayne.com.