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Publisher Comments:

On April 8, 1974, America watched as Hank Aaron stepped up to the plate and hit home run number 715! With that hit, he surpassed Babe Ruth's legendary baseball record and realized a lifelong dream.

Before blacks were allowed in the major leagues, Hank was determined to play. This is the story of how Hank Aaron became a great ballplayer and an inspiration to us all.

Review:

"This picture book biography of one of baseball's greats inspires as well as informs. Golenbock (Teammates) deftly winnows his material to suit his audience, keeping the story line focused and lean while allowing the theme perseverance in the face of obstacles to shine through. As the author tells it, Aaron is born during the Depression and grows up in a poor but loving family. His father teaches him 'the joy of playing baseball in open grassy fields,' while his mother stresses determination ('Set goals for yourself and don't let anyone stop you from achieving them'). Young Hank dreams of playing in the major leagues (which excluded black players until the year he turned 13). In time, his talent and drive take him to stardom with the Milwaukee Braves, where he sets a new goal for himself, to break the career home run record of Babe Ruth, 'baseball's most beloved hero.' Receiving hate mail and death threats, Aaron becomes even more determined, and breaks the record at the beginning of the 1974 season (with the now Atlanta-based Braves). Golenbock's prose is straightforward but full of drama and poignancy, qualities reflected in the quiet dignity of Lee's (The Good Luck Cat) spare, muted acrylic portraits, which transcend mere athleticism to capture the essential humanity of this compelling tale. Ages 6-9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The true story of one of baseball's most heroic superstars.

Synopsis:

Before blacks were allowed in the major leagues, Hank Aaron was determined to play. This is the story of how he became a great ballplayer and an inspiration to us all.

About the Author

PETER GOLENBOCK is a well-known sports journalist as well as the author of Teammates and several New York Times Book Review bestsellers. He lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

PAUL LEE has illustrated two previous children's books for Harcourt. He lives in Placentia, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152052508
Author:
Lee, Paul
Publisher:
Voyager Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Lee, Paul
Author:
Lee, Paul
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball & Softball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
06-09

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Product details 32 pages Voyager Books - English 9780152052508 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This picture book biography of one of baseball's greats inspires as well as informs. Golenbock (Teammates) deftly winnows his material to suit his audience, keeping the story line focused and lean while allowing the theme perseverance in the face of obstacles to shine through. As the author tells it, Aaron is born during the Depression and grows up in a poor but loving family. His father teaches him 'the joy of playing baseball in open grassy fields,' while his mother stresses determination ('Set goals for yourself and don't let anyone stop you from achieving them'). Young Hank dreams of playing in the major leagues (which excluded black players until the year he turned 13). In time, his talent and drive take him to stardom with the Milwaukee Braves, where he sets a new goal for himself, to break the career home run record of Babe Ruth, 'baseball's most beloved hero.' Receiving hate mail and death threats, Aaron becomes even more determined, and breaks the record at the beginning of the 1974 season (with the now Atlanta-based Braves). Golenbock's prose is straightforward but full of drama and poignancy, qualities reflected in the quiet dignity of Lee's (The Good Luck Cat) spare, muted acrylic portraits, which transcend mere athleticism to capture the essential humanity of this compelling tale. Ages 6-9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
The true story of one of baseball's most heroic superstars.

"Synopsis" by , Before blacks were allowed in the major leagues, Hank Aaron was determined to play. This is the story of how he became a great ballplayer and an inspiration to us all.

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