The Story of Manny Being Manny: A Children’s Story, captures the spirit and the lovable essence of Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez for both young children and their Red Sox Nation parents alike. Beautifully illustrated and told with a mixture of bemusement and true fondness, The Story of Manny Being Manny recalls off-beat tales from his past – Everyone likes the Green Monster/Manny did too/He found a little door/And walked right through – and encourages readers of all ages to understand that by far the only thing worse than having Manny is not having him. The book begins with a scene from the tough neighborhood where Manny grew up – the Washington Heights part of New York City – but makes sure readers know he was in good hands with a watchful mother and a gift he was only beginning to explore. The book starts its whimsical sequence of recreating actual, hard-to-explain occurrences in the slugger’s life, followed by the sing-song refrain of “Manny Being Manny” which is uttered by coaches, fans, hot dog vendors, and teammates (among others). By book’s end the reader sees the endearing pattern of a public life where “Manny Being Manny” isn’t a knock but the perfect expression for the individual in all of us.
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Author Todd Balf, 44, is a longtime magazine writer and a NY Times best selling author whose books The Last River and The Darkest Jungle have been critically acclaimed in Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and numerous other publications. Entertainment Weekly named his first book, The Last River, a top 10 non fiction book of the year in 2000. Illustrator Oliver Balf, 78, is a founding faculty member and professor emeritus at Montserrat Art College, a recent nominee for the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a renowned fine artist whose 60 year career has included numerous one man shows in top Boston galleries.Review:
Forget George Will or Leigh Montville. Biographically speaking, Manny has hooked up with Dr. Seuss. -- Boston Globe, April 11, 2006
The illustrations present a bright and pleasing superstar -sometimes knocking a baseball about as far as it can go. -- Gainesville Daily Register, April 21, 2006
This is one storybook tale that apparently has no ending. -- Boston Herald, April 23, 2006
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Descrizione libro joga press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0978534808I5N00
Descrizione libro Joga Press 2006-04-11, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. 0978534808 Signs of wear on the spine. Codice libro della libreria Z0978534808Z3
Descrizione libro Joga Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0978534808 Used Good: Minor shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria Z0978534808Z3
Descrizione libro Joga Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2749069753