There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
Ted Williams aspired to be “the greatest hitter who ever lived.” He worked hard and became an all-star. But when World War II broke out, he put his dreams on hold. Author’s note. Ted Williams statistics. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations created in watercolor, gouache, and pencil.
JLG Release: Mar 2012
Awards & Honors
Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth: 2012
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
The Horn Book Guide Review:
Present-tense narration lends drama and immediacy to Tavares’s all-smiles-and-heroics biography of Boston Red Sox slugger Williams. Watercolor, gouache, and pencil illustrations depict Williams as large as a double-page spread can hold. The less smiley and heroic side to his character is reserved for an interesting author’s note. Originally published as a picture book, this is a smaller-size, reformatted edition. A list of stats is included. Bib., ind.
9 3/4" x 11 13/16"
Level 3.8; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 4.3; Points: 2;