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- DescriptionMatt Tavares s striking homage to one of baseball s legends offers a rare view into Babe Ruth s formative years in the House that built Ruth. Before he is kwn as the Babe, George Herman Ruth is just a boy who lives in Baltimore and gets into a lot of trouble. But when he turns seven, his father brings him to the gates of Saint Mary s Industrial School for Boys, and his life is changed forever. At Saint Mary s, he s expected to study hard and follow a lot of rules. But there is one good thing about Saint Mary s: almost every day, George gets to play baseball. Here, under the watchful eye of Brother Matthias, George evolves as a player and as a man, and when he sets off into the wild world of big-league baseball, the school, the boys, and Brother Matthias are never far from his heart. With vivid illustrations and clear affection for his subject, Matt Tavares sheds light on an icon who learned early that life is what you make of it and sends home a message about horing the place from which you came.
- Author BiographyMatt Tavares is the author-illustrator of Zachary s Ball, Oliver s Game, Mudball, Henry Aaron s Dream, and There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. He is also the illustrator of The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup and Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport, among other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
- Author(s)Matt Tavares
- PublisherCandlewick Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/02/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's General Interest & Leisure
- Series TitleCandlewick Biographies
- Place of PublicationMassachusetts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCandlewick Press,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight136 g
- Width150 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Illustrator(s)Matt Tavares
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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