Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

Like most boys, he spent his summers playing ball on a dirt lot, but George Herman Ruth, Jr. followed his dreams to become a legend. He is the Babe—Babe Ruth—and baseball is his game.Powerful oil paintings and spare, dramatic text draw readers into the mind of this larger-than-life sports hero. Reproductions of vintage-style baseball cards throughout the book detail Babe Ruth's career highlights.Home Run is a compelling portrait of a man, and of a time when baseball was truly America's game.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152045999

  • ISBN-10: 0152045996

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD280L

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Author

Robert Burleigh

Robert Burleigh is the author of many books for children including Flight: the journey of Charles Lindbergh, which won the Orbus Pictus award. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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Illustrator

Mike Wimmer

MIKE WIMMER is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including, Will Rogers: An American Legend by Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
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  • reviews

    "A superlative tribute, and most definitely a grand slam for this talented duo."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "This lyrical picture-book account is a success. . . . Burleigh brings the Babe to life through the moment of one at bat."--School Library Journal (starred review)

    "This beautiful book . . . will have baseball fans of many ages cheering for Babe Ruth all over again. A wonderful selection to share across generations."--Booklist

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152045999

  • ISBN-10: 0152045996

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2003

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD280L

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