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Epic Athletes: Patrick Mahomes

Epic Athletes: Patrick Mahomes

Epic Athletes (Volume 9)

Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Marcelo Baez

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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In this uplifting illustrated middle-grade biography, acclaimed sports journalist Dan Wetzel tackles the real-life story of the NFL's brightest rising star, quarterback Patrick Mahomes!

In 2018, Patrick Mahomes stepped onto the gridiron as the new, inexperienced quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Just twenty-two-years old at the time, football fans wondered if this young man could live up to lofty expectations. Little did they know, a star was about to be born.

By season's end, Patrick threw a whopping fifty touchdowns, the youngest to ever do so, and took his team nearly all the way to the Super Bowl. And the next season, he became the youngest quarterback ever to win Super Bowl MVP! With limitless potential, Patrick not only emerged as the NFL's most dynamic and exciting player, but he's also become a role model to kids across the country. Filled with sports action and comic-style illustrations by Marcelo Baez, this inspiring biography tells the story of the new king of pro football.

Praise for Epic Athletes

* "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. [A]n unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist, starred review

“Dan Wetzel has a winning formula in his Epic Athletes series, sure to appeal to young sports fans.” —The Buffalo News

Praise for Epic Athletes: Patrick Mahomes

Praise for Epic Athletes

Multiple Junior Library Guild selections!

* "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. [A]n unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist, starred review

“Athletes and sports fans will appreciate this inside look at the development of one of the most exciting and skilled basketball players to emerge in this era . . . Comic-style illustrations by Zeke Peña provide some visual excitement.” —Common Sense Media

“Dan Wetzel has a winning formula in his Epic Athletes series, sure to appeal to young sports fans.” —The Buffalo News

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Dan Wetzel; illustrations by Marcelo Baez

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wetzel has been a Yahoo Sports national columnist since 2003. He's covered events and stories around the globe, including college football, the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, UFC, the World Cup and the Olympics. For years he's been called America's best sports columnist, appeared repeatedly in the prestigious Best American Sports Writing and been honored more than a dozen times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Dan was recently inducted into the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame. Follow him on Twitter @DanWetzel.

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