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For the Love of the Mets
For the Love of the Mets

For the Love of the Mets

An A-to-Z Primer for Mets Fans of All Ages
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson, Foreword by Rusty Staub

For the Love of...

SPORTS & RECREATION

48 Pages, 11 x 11

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781600782046

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Mar 2009)

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Expressing the passion felt for the Mets using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the New York team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous characters in the baseball team's history, including Carlos Beltran, Yogi Berra, Sid Fernandez, Keith Hernandez, Al Leiter, Lindsey Nelson, Mike Piazza, Jose Reyes, Johan Santana, Darryl Strawberry, and Bobby Valentine.

Author Biography

Frederick C. Klein is a longtime writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal, where he originated the "On Sports" column. He is a freelance writer and the author of many books, including several other entries in the For the Love of . . . series. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mark Anderson is an illustrator whose work has appeared on the back cover of National Geographic, the New Yorker, and Time and inside the Atlantic Monthly, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Outside, and many other periodicals. He is the illustrator and designer of Triumph Books' popular For the Love of . . . series. He lives in Chicago. Rusty Staub is a former player for the New York Mets, a club ambassador for the team, the founder and chairman of the board of the New York Police and Fire Widows and Children's Benefit Fun Foundation, Inc., and the president of the Rusty Staub Foundation. He is also a gourmet chef, a restaurateur, and a philanthropist.

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Expressing the passion felt for the Packers using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Green Bay team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous—and infamous—characters in the football team's history, including Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Paul Hornung, Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, and Reggie White.
For the Love of the Red Sox
For the Love of the Red Sox ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson, Foreword by Johnny Pesky
Price 11.99

PDF

ISBN 9781623685416

Published Mar 2008

Expressing the passion felt for the Red Sox using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Boston team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous—and infamous—characters in the baseball team's history.
For the Love of Basketball
For the Love of Basketball ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark W. Anderson
Price 11.99

PDF

ISBN 9781617497391

Published Dec 2010

Expressing the passion felt for basketball using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the sport explores the hardwood heroes in a fresh and fun way. Readers will enjoy fun facts about NBA superstars past and present, including LeBron, Kobe, Jordan, and Magic, seemingly doing the impossible on the court.
For the Love of the Packers
For the Love of the Packers ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson, Foreword by Paul Hornung
Price 11.99

PDF

ISBN 9781617498114

Published Aug 2010

Expressing the passion felt for the Packers using all 26 letters of the alphabet accompanied by rhymes, colorful illustrations, and informative text, this tribute to the Green Bay team explores the sports obsession in a fresh and humorous way. Readers will enjoy fun facts and amusing illustrations of some of the most famous—and infamous—characters in the football team's history, including Donald Driver, Brett Favre, Paul Hornung, Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, and Reggie White.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 19.95

Cloth

ISBN 9781629374260

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 12.99

PDF

ISBN 9781633198173

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 12.99

EPUB

ISBN 9781633198159

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.
For the Love of the Cubs
For the Love of the Cubs ›
By Frederick C. Klein, Illustrated by Mark Anderson
Price 12.99

Mobipocket

ISBN 9781633198166

Published Jun 2017

For more than 100 years the Chicago Cubs have been the "Lovable Losers," best known for their futility and popularity. But that all changed in 2016, when Joe Maddon's squad won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in an extra-inning Game 7 which will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever played. The colorful characters and great players who won the Word Series and fill Cubs history are captured in this book, brilliantly illustrated by Mark Anderson and thoughtfully capsulized by former Wall Street Journal columnist Frederick C. Klein.It is the perfect book for parents wanting to introduce their children to the Cubs—or for fans of any age who dream of visiting the "Friendly Confines" without ever leaving home.

Media

Mostly Mets gives a terrific review to For the Love of the Mets.
USA Today gives mention to For the Love of the Mets as a great baseball book for kids.  "

Press Releases

For the Love of the Mets:

An A-to-Z Primer for Mets Fans of All Ages

By Frederick C. Klein

Illustrations by Mark Anderson

Foreword by Rusty Staub


The Mets may be New York's No. 2 team, but they are No. 1 in the hearts of their loyal legions of followers. Despite a rough start upon joining the National League in 1962, they have tasted sweet success since then, including two World Series titles.


For the Love of the Mets: An A-to-Z Primer for Mets Fans of All Ages, with text by Frederick C. Klein and illustrations by Mark Anderson (Foreword by Rusty Staub) offers at least 26 reasons to love the Mets.


Each letter of the alphabet - "T is for Tom 'Terrific' Seaver ..." - is the basis for a short rhyme, penned by former Wall Street Journal-columnist Frederick C. Klein, and accompanied by a detailed, four-color cartoon by widely-published illustrator Mark Anderson.


Baseball fans will have the opportunity to look up the illustrations of some of the most famous (and infamous) characters in Mets baseball history such as:


¨ David Wright ¨ Mike Piazza ¨ Carlos Beltran

¨ Jose Reyes ¨ Gary Carter

¨ Dwight Gooden ¨ Tug McGraw ¨ Keith Hernandez


For the Love of the Mets is a wonderful tool for young readers to learn about the history, legends, triumphs and tragedies that constitute the background behind the New York Mets.


About the Authors

Frederick C. Klein is a longtime writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he originated the "On Sports" column. He's the author of the nine other For the Love of series books and is currently a freelance writer living in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Mark Anderson's illustrations have appeared on the back cover of Time magazine, The New Yorker, and National Geographic and inside The Atlantic Monthly, BusinessWeek, Outside magazine, Harvard Business Review, and may more. He can be reached at mark@markandersonillustration.com

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