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Francis and Eddie
Francis and Eddie

Francis and Eddie

The True Story of America's Underdogs

By Brad Herzog, Illustrated by Zachary Pullen


32 Pages, 8.3 x 12.32

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $24.00)

Publication Date: June 2013

ISBN 9780984991921

Rights: WOR

Why Not Books (Jun 2013)

Price: $17.95


A century ago, in 1913, the world's finest golfers gathered at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, to compete in golf's national championship, the U.S. Open. Joining them was a little-known amateur, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet, who lived across the street from the course and taught himself to play by sneaking onto the fairways with the only golf club he owned. His caddie? Ten-year-old Eddie Lowery, who stood only four feet tall. Together, against their idols and in front of a crowd that grew from a handful of spectators to a horde of thousands, they attempted to pull off the impossible. Along the way, they forged a lifelong friendship. In FRANCIS AND EDDIE award-winning author Brad Herzog and award-winning illustrator Zachary Pullen celebrate golf's most inspiring underdog story. What Seabiscuit is to the "sport of kings" Francis and Eddie are to the "gentleman's game."


"There are not too many golf books oriented toward children let alone excellent ones, but I have found one... a keepsake book that can be passed on from generation to generation." — Golf News Magazine

Author Biography

Brad Herzog is the author of more than three-dozen books for children and five titles for adults, including MY MANTELPIECE, the co-authored memoirs of late civil rights icon Carolyn Goodman (with a foreword by Maya Angelou). He has written three critically acclaimed travel memoirs about his travels through small-town America. Brad's five-book nonfiction series for Free Spirit Publishing celebrates inspiring true sports stories reflecting five character attributes--sportsmanship, perseverance, teamwork, generosity, and courage. His series of children's alphabet books for Sleeping Bear Press include G IS FOR GOLD MEDAL, H IS FOR HOME RUN, and S IS FOR SAVE THE PLANET, which was a finalist in the National "Best Books 2009" Awards and won a Mom's Choice Award. As a freelance magazine writer, Brad has been honored several times by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including a Grand Gold Medal for best feature article of the year. He has been interviewed on "The Today Show" and "Oprah" and has been profiled in publications ranging from People magazine to Reader's Digest. Brad ( lives in California with his wife and two sons.Zachary Pullen's character-oriented illustrations have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Esquire, The New York Times Book Review, Golf World and many other publications. His first two picture books, The Toughest Cowboy and The Greatest Game Ever Played, received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Alfred Nobel: the Man Behind the Peace Prize, was a National Best Books finalist in 2009. He is also the author-illustrator of Friday My Radio Flyer Flew. A youth golf volunteer who plays to a single-digit handicap on the links, Zak has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators juried competitions. He has also been featured in the Communication Arts Illustration annual collection of the best in current illustration. He lives in Wyoming with his wife and son.