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Out of the Ballpark

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Before he hit 400 home runs...
Before he was named
American League MVP...
Before he was AROD to
millions of fans...
He was Alex.

Just a kid who wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world.

Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez has drawn on his own childhood experiences to create this exciting picture book. It's the story of a boy named Alex who knows what it's like to swing at a wild pitch or have a ball bounce right between his legs. Alex is determined not to let his mistakes set him back—even if it means getting up at the crack of dawn to work on his hitting and fielding before school each day!

Full of the spirit of determination and joy in the game that put AROD in a league of his own, Out of the Ballpark is a gift from a great sports hero to every young player who dreams of becoming a star.

Review:

"Jonron!" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

New York Yankees third baseman Rodriguez, affectionately known to fans as ARod, delivers an exciting, often humorous story about a boy who puts his whole heart into baseball. This fictional tale celebrates effort, teamwork, and family, and shows that anyone can be successful if they work hard to achieve their dreams. Full color.

About the Author

Alex Rodriguez is the third baseman for the New York Yankees. Three times voted the American League Most Valuable Player, he was born in New York City, moved with his family to their native Dominican Republic when he was four, then moved to Miami with his family at the age of eight. The only person in baseball history to hit 400 home runs before his thirtieth birthday, he hit his first home run at the age of six. Drafted out of high school, he played for the Seattle Mariners and then the Texas Rangers before being signed by the Yankees. Alex lives in New York City and Miami, Florida.

Alex Rodríguez juega la tercera base para los Yankees de Nueva York. Ha sido elegido dos veces como jugador más valioso (MVP) de la Liga Americana. Nació en Nueva York y a los cuatro años se mudó con su familia a su país de origen, la República Dominicana. Cuando Alex tenía ocho años, regresaron para radicarse en Miami. El único jugador en la historia del béisbol que ha bateado 400 jonrones antes de cumplir los treinta años de edad, ¡Alex bateó su primer jonrón a los seis años! Seleccionado en la escuela secundaria entre los mejores del país por los Marineros de Seattle, jugó para los Rancheros de Texas antes de ser contratado por los Yankees. Alex, su esposa Cynthia y su hijita viven en la ciudad de Nueva York y en Miami, FL.

Frank Morrison visited the Louvre Museum in Paris while touring with his dancing group and was inspired to choose painting as his new path. He is the winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. Roberts, and he has illustrated Queen of the Scene by Queen Latifah.


Frank Morrison visitó el Museo del Louvre en París cuando estaba de gira con su compañía de danza; así fue como se inspiró para empezar a pintar. Ha ganado el premio Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe a nuevos talentos por su trabajo en Jazzy Miz Mozetta, de Brenda C. Roberts, y ha ilustrado Queen of the Scene, de Queen Latifah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061151941
Author:
Rodriguez, Alex
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Morrison, Frank
Author:
Morrison, Frank
Author:
by Alex Rodriguez and Frank Morrison
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Persistence.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070206
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.375 in 14.96 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780061151941 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jonron!" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , New York Yankees third baseman Rodriguez, affectionately known to fans as ARod, delivers an exciting, often humorous story about a boy who puts his whole heart into baseball. This fictional tale celebrates effort, teamwork, and family, and shows that anyone can be successful if they work hard to achieve their dreams. Full color.
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