Unlimited [Science Book] ☆ No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season - by Fred Bowen Chuck Pyle ✓

  • Title: No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season
  • Author: Fred Bowen Chuck Pyle
  • ISBN: 9780525478775
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Ted Williams hit.406 for the season in 1941 a feat not matched since In this inspirational picture book, authentic sportswriting and rich, classic illustrations bring to life the truly spectacular story of the Red Sox legend, whose hard work and perseverance make him the perfect role model for baseball enthusiasts of all ages.
    Fred Bowen Chuck Pyle
    Fred Bowen is the author of Peachtree s popular Fred Bowen Sports Story and All Star Sport Story series A lifelong sports fanatic, he has coached youth league baseball, basketball, and soccer His kids sports column The Score appears each week in the KidsPost section of the Washington Post Bowen lives in Maryland.


    Margo Tanenbaum
    No matter who does the ranking, no baseball fan would argue about Ted Williams being one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Yet there are not a lot of books for young people about him, perhaps because in addition to being a great player, he was also known for being temperamental, demanding, and having an adversarial relationship with the press and sometimes with fans. I was therefore eager to read Fred Bowen's new picture book about this baseball icon. Bowen, as a sports columnist and [...]

    A great retell of Ted Williams' story. But the story doesn't totally work for kids who don't understand batting averages, or why statistics in baseball are even a thing. Author attempts some slight explanation, but left me wishing the author had gone a little further in explaining the significance of a hit, statistics, and the game itself so that unfamiliar kids could enjoy.

    My husband is a huge Ted Williams fan, swears he and Ted's son were switched at birth, so when I saw this one on library shelves, I had to read it. And it's nicely done. Talks about the summer of 9141, just before all the big-leaguers went off to war, including Williams and Joltin' Joe. In '41, Ted Williams did something no major league ballplayer has repeated since: he batted over .400 for the season. Ended with a .406, as a matter of fact, no easy task. And no easy way to get there, either. In [...]

    Jordan Lee
    Ted Williams, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and the last person to hit .400 for a season is detailed in this book. The amount of hard work and dedication that Ted put into his craft is astonishing. this book could be a great tool in showing students that nothing comes easy, even to the greatest of athletes. I have always found it amazing when the most gifted athletes can at the same time be the hardest working of the bunch. Ted Williams was no doubt that sort of player. This [...]

    "There is no easy way to be a .400 hitter." Isn't that the truth! This is a phenomenal picture book biography of Red Sox great Ted Wiliams and his quest in 1941 to hit .400 for the season. The story tells of his love of the game from a young age, his progression through the minors to the big leagues, but focuses mainly on that last season. The Illustrations perfectly capture the look and feel of nostalgia for America's Pastime. But it is the main theme: working really hard for something, even wh [...]

    When it came to the last two games of the 1941 series, Ted Williams, determined from childhood to be the greatest baseball hitter who ever lived, had a choice: sit out the doubleheader and preserve his .400 average, or play? The satisfying story, period paintings in a Norman Rockwell style, and baseball card page design make this both a tribute to a great athlete and to a time when baseball players WERE heroes. On the back cover, under a running line of his 1941 statistics, Williams signs a ball [...]

    Mrs. Tongate
    The illustrations make this read. The illustrations are classic Norman Rockwellish and bring the baseball era to life. This picture book focuses on Ted Williams the Red Sox slugger, greatest hitter of all times, and the year he batted .400 for the entire season in 1941. A great season and a stat that has never been broken since!

    Bowen tells, in spare text and with illustrations reminiscent of Norman Rockwell, the simple story of Ted Williams, who wouldn't go into the record books with a tainted record and anything less than a full season of hitting .400, a feat that has not been matched in seven decades. This is a baseball biography for even the very young; read this to a future Hall of Famer in your life.

    A non-fiction book about Ted Williams and the season (1941) he hit over 400. A little too "he was so great" for me, but I enjoyed it anyway. Really liked that in the final games of the season, the players on the other teams wanted to help him but their managers wouldn't let them. Not exactly cheating, but a nice sentiment.

    Ashley Allen
    This is another great biography book. I would use this book as a resource to my class when picking a person and doing a presentation/report over a famous indiviual. It is a great book that shows the struggles that Ted Williams went through to get to the top of his career.

    Jordan Plank
    Ted Williams truly was an incredible role model. The book tells of Ted Williams incredible season hitting above .400. Like Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams is a huge part of baseball history. I chose the book because I love baseball and the history of baseball really intrigues me.

    A child-friendly story of how Ted Williams was able to hold onto a .400 in the 1941 baseball season.

    Really a great book. Aside from the Tavares biography, this is probably the best writing on Williams that's available for children. Very good book.

    Sam Bloom
    I liked this and would have rated it higher if not for the overuse of the phrase "no easy way," which is used on several occasions.

    An interesting story with some great use of repetition (the title) as the lens for viewing Ted Williams' life.

    Wonderful story, beautifully written. This would be great to use in the classroom for a discussion about determination and always putting forth your best effort.

    W.H. Beck
    Ted Williams, Red Sox legend, hit .406 for the season in 1941— a feat not matched since.(32 pages)

    Why have an average that rounds up to .400 when you can have .406.

    Nice easy read. A very interesting sports story. Made it easy to understand why this was such a feat even to a non-fan such as myself.

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