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Swinging for the Fences

Hank Aaron and Me

Mike Leonetti, David Kim (Illustrator)


List Price: 15.99*
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This first book in a series about fictional encounters between children and their sports heroes features home-run legend Hank Aaron. In this gorgeously illustrated picture book, Mark, a young boy who idolizes Aaron, meets his hero and learns that there's more to being a great baseball player than hitting the ball out of the park.

Chronicle Books, 9780811856621, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2008

About the Author

Mike Leonetti is the author of numerous books for children, including a very successful series about hockey stars. Mike lives in Woodbridge, Ontario, with his wife, Maria, and their son, David.

David Kim was born in São Paulo, Brazil. This is his first children's book. He lives in Los Angeles.