‘Twas The Night Before Tipoff
The University of Kansas Jayhawks
by Chris Meggs
Illustrated by Rob Peters
$17.99 USD / $21.99 CAN
It's the night before the basketball season starts for the Kansas Jayhawks at the famed Allen Fieldhouse. Like a child who tosses and turns while dreaming of the next day's excitement, the Fieldhouse can't remain silent or still. With a flutter of the championship banners hanging on the rafters, readers and the Jawhawk mascot watch legendary players and coaches come to life. Music and cheers fill the building as the memories of past triumphs return to be remembered again.
'Twas The Night Before Tipoff - The University of Kansas Jayhawks celebrates the accomplishments of mighty Jayhawk teams and the University of Kansas' legendary men and women players. The whole family will love reading the toe-tapping verses and seeing the bright, action-packed illustrations. 'Twas The Night Before Tipoff - The University of Kansas Jayhawks is the perfect gift for Jayhawk fans of all ages. The story provides an opportunity for parents and children to bond over KU basketball and start a conversation about KU sports that can last a lifetime.
About the Author
Chris Meggs is an Emmy-winning television news producer after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. A lifelong fan of KU sports, game day will find him at the stadium or fieldhouse or by a television or radio cheering for his beloved Jayhawks. Chris loves learning about Kansas and its history often taking day trips to explore what the state has to offer. Chris and his wife, Julie, live in Gardner, Kansas.
Rob Peters has illustrated over 30 picture books of all shapes and sizes including Kansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s (Ascend Books). He has a degree in Visual Communications from Judson College. He lives with his wife and family in Topeka, Kansas.