KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The stories started with the dream that someday the Royals could be World Champs again.
Jason Sivewright wrote a book about the 2014 American League Wild Card game for his son, to explain what happened to the city the night they won. This year, he writes again for his son- but this time- about the year a Royal dream came true.
The hit book, The Night the World Turned Royal Blue, written and illustrated by an all KC team- was an improbable success, much like Kansas City's team, the Royals.
"It was crazy, it was somewhat indescribable," said author Jason Sivewright.
The book sold thousands, and as the Royals' success continued in 2015, questions began about a sequel.
"It was the Astros game, and we came back and everyone gave up on them, and they came back. It was after that game that I remember talking to the Howdeshells and like- now we have to make a book," said Sivewright.
The Astros game was a turning point for the boys in blue, and it was a turning point in this writing team's resolve to tell the Royals' 2015 story. The Year a Royal Dream Came True was born.
"I knew so much that I wanted to continue with the sequel and that the sequel would be so cool, and I wanted the World Series so bad," said illustrator, Kristen Howdeshell.
Through each pivotal moment- the story weaves little clues in pictures, portraying what the words can't.
"In the beginning, there's the bus driving in because “Hud” would always say, ‘Who's driving the bus, Kansas City?’" said illustrator, Kevin Howdeshell.
Creating a keepsake that captures the magic of the season that changed history for Kansas City.
If you’re interested in buying the book “The Year a Royal Dream Came True” or “The Night the World Turned Royal Blue,” both are available on Amazon.com.