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  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9781101933527
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

Mickey Mantle

The Commerce Comet



The ONLY nonfiction picture book about New York Yankee Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. 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.

  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9781101933527
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

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Praise for Jonah Winter's You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!: “Hand this book to kids unconvinced by Koufax’s mind-boggling numbers, or to the ones who know why they’re so mind boggling to begin with.” —Booklist, Starred "Not just a home run, this book is a grand slam." —Publishers Weekly, Starred “This striking book deserves a wide audience.” —School Library Journal, Starred Praise for Jonah Winter's You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!: "Magnificent. Winter’s heartfelt, accessible text is infused with immediacy and enthusiasm. Widener’s lush, expressive paintings pull the reader right into the game." —The New York Times Book Review “Even adults who are indifferent to baseball will likely be so drawn into Mays’s story and Winter’s rousing text that they’ll want to gather up a crowd just to read this one aloud.” —The Bulletin, Starred “A must-have for baseball fans.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “An all-star gem to share with grandparents, parents, children, baseball fans and anyone else.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “The Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book.” —Booklist, Starred Praise for Jonah Winter's You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!: An entertaining account of Stengel’s career.” —The Wall Street Journal "A first-rate picture book for baseball fans." —Booklist, Starred Highly entertaining." —Publishers Weekly, Starred "This engaging title will have kids sprinting toward sports biographies to learn more about the many legendary players Stengel played ball with or managed." —School Library Journal, Starred

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