Author Event: Jennifer Bower - Funniest Man in Baseball

at in store on 06/09/2018, 11:00 am
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"Charlotte", NC
 
"525-9239"
 
"http://www.parkroadbooks.com/"
Author Event: Jennifer Bower - The Funniest Man in Baseball A hilarious picture book biography about Max Patkin, a professional ballplayer turned legendary baseball clown, from the author of the acclaimed Brothers at Bat and other baseball nonfiction. Max Patkin was pitching in the minor leagues when he was injured and had to leave his dreams behind. He joined the Navy and eventually was able to play again while in the military . . . and this time he got to pitch against superstar Joe DiMaggio. When Joe hit one of Max’s throws out of the park, Max threw down his glove, left the mound, and chased Joe around the bases, making faces and imitating his every move. The crowd loved it! And a baseball clown was born. This inspiring and comical biography carries an important message: Life doesn’t always turn out exactly as you hope . . . but moving in a new direction can sometimes bring happy surprises. Author Bio: Jennifer Bower is the illustrator of Audrey Vernick's non-fiction picture book "The Funniest Man in Baseball, The True Story of Max Patkin" published April 3, 2018 by Clarion, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A long-time resident of Charlotte, NC she graduated from Charlotte Country Day School, studied advertising & journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill & earned her BFA from Winthrop University. Her daughter graduated from Charlotte Christian School and is now attending Milligan College on a soccer scholarship. When not traveling to watch her daughter play between the pipes as the Buffalo’s goalkeeper Jennifer loves to write, draw, read, hike, explore the inner confines of her mind, practice yoga, play with farm animals, and wrangle her household pets. Jennifer is an active member of the SCBWI-Carolinas chapter, co-leads the QCKidLit Critique Group, and is proudly represented by Danielle Smith at Lupine Grove Creative. Danielle can be contacted at danielle@lupinegrove.com Periodically she can be found poking around social media on Instagram and Twitter as @jennbower Can’t make the event? Want your own personalized copy? Contact the store 48 hours before the event to request one. 704-525-9239 or orders@parkroadbooks.com Event date: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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