Search-icon

You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!

By , (Illustrator)

Hardcover published by Schwartz & Wade (Random House Children's Books)

have you read it? rate it!
Histogram_reset_icon
(3 REVIEWS)
ADD TO MY SHELF
About This Book
He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The Sporting News's list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players." Many believe him to be the best baseball player that ever lived. His name is Willie Mays. In Jonah Winter and Terry Widener's fascinating picture book biography, young readers can follow Mays's unparalleled career from growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, to playing awe-inspiring ball in the Negro Leagues and then the Majors, where he was center fielder for the New York (later San Francisco) Giants. Complete with sidebars filled with stats, and a cool lenticular cover, here is a book for all baseball lovers, young and old.

According to Booklist in a starred review, "the Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book."
Show less
He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The Sporting News's list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players." Many believe him to be the best baseball player that ever lived. His name is Willie Mays. In Jonah Winter and Terry Widener's fascinating picture book biography, young readers can follow Mays's unparalleled career from growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, to playing awe-inspiring ball in the Negro Leagues and then the Majors, where he was center fielder for the New York (later San Francisco) Giants. Complete with sidebars filled with stats, and a cool lenticular cover, here is a book for all baseball lovers, young and old.

According to Booklist in a starred review, "the Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book."
Product Details
Hardcover (40 pages)
Published: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375868443
Other books byJonah Winter
  • The Founding Fathers!

    The Founding Fathers!
    Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin',...
    In this eye-opening look at our Founding Fathers that is full of fun facts and lively artwork, it seems that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and their cohorts sometimes agreed on NOTHING…except the thing that mattered most: creating the finest constitution in world history, for the brand-new United States of America. For many of us, the phrase “Founding Fathers” calls to mind a stodgy group of Very Serious Men who signed important documents, created laws, and calmly shaped America into the country it is today. But the truth is, from George Washington to Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry to Samuel Adams, the Founding Fathers were only human. They often had no idea if their ideas and efforts would help the newborn nation or rip it apart at its seams. They bickered, they shouted—some of them didn’t even like each other! Yet despite all of this, they managed to draft the US Constitution, the document by which we still live, to this day. Each of these men—George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, James Madison, John Jay, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Paine, Gouverneur Morris, Benjamin Rush, and John Marshall—is represented by a portrait and a mix of fun and important facts—set up just like stats on a baseball card! Find out how tall Thomas Jefferson was; how Benjamin Franklin felt about slavery; who owned the most sheep, what their favorite sayings were, and who was once escorted by fifty horsemen with their sabres drawn. You will never think about the Founding Fathers the same way again!

    Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

    Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
    Bestselling author Jonah Winter and award-winning illustrator James E. Ransome knock it out of the park with this tribute to one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, Joe DiMaggio. In the golden age of baseball, sports announcers ruled the radio, winning and losing was front-page news, and just about every young boy wanted to grow up to wear Yankee pinstripes, including Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr., a first generation Italian from San Francisco. “Baseball is not a job,” said young Joe’s dad, but through hard work and dedication, Joe grew up to make headlines as a top centerfielder and ace hitter—Joltin’ Joe, the Yankee Clipper. And when the paychecks started rolling in and the newspaper reporters wouldn’t stop calling, you can bet Pop was mighty proud! During the Depression and WWII the country needed something to cheer for, and Joe was the star player who outshone the rest, even marrying movie star Marilyn Monroe—all by keeping his mouth shut and his eye on the ball.

    Frida

    Frida
    This long-awaited companion to Jonah Winter's acclaimed DIEGO features the paintings of young Spanish artist, Ana Juan. This stunning picture book is the perfect gift for art enthusiasts of all ages. When her mother was worn out from caring for her five sisters, her father gave her lessons in brushwork and color. When polio kept her bedridden for nine months, drawing saved her from boredom. When a bus accident left her in unimaginable agony, her paintings expressed her pain and depression - and eventually, her joys and her loves. Over and over again, Frida Kahlo turned the challenges of her life into art. Now Jonah Winter and Ana Juan have drawn on both the art and the life to create a playful, insightful tribute to one of the twentieth century's most influential artists. Viva Frida!

    Diego

    Diego
    This story of Diego Rivera, the greatest muralist of Mexico--and of the world--is told in Spanish and English. Vibrant miniature paintings convey the sense of adventure and magic that marked Rivera's early years. And the story shows how his passion for painting and love for his country combined to make a powerful art celebrating the Mexican people ---------- Es la historia de Diego Rivera, el gran muralista Mejicano--y del mundo--y est&#225 contada en Espa&#241ol y en Ingl&#233s.  Vibrantes pinturas en miniatura transmiten el sentido de magia  y aventura que marcaron los primeros a&#241os de Rivera y la historia nos muestra como al combinar su pasi&#243n por la pintura y el amor por su pa&#237s logr&#243 un poderoso arte que reconoce al pueblo Mejicano.

Favorite QuotesFROM THIS BOOK
Quote Cannot be Empty

Submitted quotes are usually posted within 48 hours

ThanksYour Quote Will be posted Shortly
Bookish