Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet Illustrated by C.F. Payne Random House (Schwartz & Wade), 2017
Junior Library Guild Selection
TWO STARRED REVIEWS…!
*“Highly recommended for school and public libraries, this nuanced look at one of baseball’s iconic players has lessons for fans young and old.” (School Library Journal, starred review) Read the review
*“In an engagingly conversational narrative laced with baseball lingo, Winter… vividly traces Mickey Mantle’s trajectory from a small child with a bone disease to one of America’s most beloved baseball players.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) Read the review
“Even Payne’s signature monumental caricatures, which often evoke grins and chuckles, do not mask the pain, nor should they. Mantle’s story is about a different kind of strength than power hitting.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books) Read the review
“Winter tells the story of Mantle's baseball feats and mishaps with obvious affection, using a colloquial voice that helps maintain the icon's humanity…. A loving perspective on a beloved Yankee hero.” (Kirkus Reviews) Read the review