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The Greatest Thing – A Story About Buck O’Neil (Pre-Order)

$21.95

Meet John Jordan ‘Buck’ O’Neil Jr., baseball player extraordinaire and eternal optimist. Follow him on his journey from childhood dreams, to playing baseball with the Kansas City Monarch, to becoming the first African American coach in the major leagues. He is a baseball legend who showed the world how to live, love, and play ball.

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Meet John Jordan ‘Buck’ O’Neil Jr., baseball player extraordinaire and eternal optimist. Follow him on his journey from childhood dreams, to playing baseball with the Kansas City Monarch, to becoming the first African American coach in the major leagues. He is a baseball legend who showed the world how to live, love, and play ball.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristy Nerstheimer, an educator for over 20 years, holds a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. She writes for various educational organizations including the Kansas Historical Society and the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center. Just like Buck O’Neil, Kristy thinks love is the greatest thing and enjoys sharing that love with children everywhere. She lives in Kansas with her husband and their two daughters.

 

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Christian Paniagua, a native New Yorker, is an alumnus of Pratt Institute where he received two degrees in Communication Design. Christian’s art flows from his urban roots, love for animation, comics, and educational background. His whimsical approach and distinctive blend of movement, colors, and emotions into artwork allow him the freedom to diversify his designs. His resume as an illustrator and graphic design artist encompasses a 25-year career.

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Hardcover

Size

11" x 9"

Multilingual works for kids
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