42: The Jackie Robinson Story

42: The Jackie Robinson Story

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by Aaron Rosenberg
     
 

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A movie tie-in novel about Jackie Robinson's life story. In theaters 4/12/13. A novel based on the movie 42--a biopic about Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American Major League Baseball player. Includes a full-color insert of photos from the movie.

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A movie tie-in novel about Jackie Robinson's life story. In theaters 4/12/13. A novel based on the movie 42--a biopic about Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African American Major League Baseball player. Includes a full-color insert of photos from the movie.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
This novelization of Brian Helgeland's screenplay for the major motion picture of the same name (scheduled for an April 2013 release) about Jackie Robinson's heroic integration of major league baseball is to be welcomed another retelling of the bravest and most heart-piercing story in the history of sports. Beginning with the closed-door announcement to his inner circle by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey about how he has decided to bring a "Negro ballplayer" to play for the Dodgers, and ending with a pennant-clinching home run by Robinson after his rookie year with the team, the book chronicles the riveting and wrenching first few months that catapulted Robinson to baseball immortality. A kaleidoscope of short scenes gives an appropriately cinematic feel to the narrative, splicing together racist abuse, base-stealing bravado, satisfying slams out of the ballpark, touching moments of wifely support, and, ultimately, hard-won respect from Robinson's teammates, and the world. It is hard not to choke up when Dodger Bob Bragan, who asked to be traded to another team to avoid playing with Robinson, comes to see Branch Rickey to ask if it is too late to change his mind and stay. "What about Robinson?" Rickey asks. "I'd like to be his teammate," Bragan says, "The world's changing. I guess I can live with the change." This new film, and tie-in book, gives us all one more occasion to remember to say, "Thank you, Jackie Robinson." Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545541138
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
349,136
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Aaron Rosenberg is a children's book author living in New York.

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42: the Jackie Robinson Story: The Movie Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very well written and inspired me. i highly recommand you read about this amazing hero in black history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want to se this movie so bad and jackie robienson i so enspiring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me and my brother dusty and his gf carla have been watching this mpvie ever since two o clock this morning and the movie itself is awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
REALY GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The truth about jackie robbinson at last. I recomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutley love baseball and i think jackie robinson is a revalation!!!!! (Girly tom-boy) :)(:
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jr has inspired me to play baseball as soon as i saw the cormersal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this amazing and inspiring book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So discrimimated and sad peole should be treated the same! Love 42.jjjjjjjjjjjjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeerrrrrrooooobbbbiiiiiiinnnnnnnsssssssoooonnn P.S when is movie coming out in dvd -B
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks good but i havent read it yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it was very much like the movie but without the bad words
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very inspiring to me. It talks about segragation and how jackie robinson gets throught it. If you like biographies you will love this book. You will love this book!
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I heart history
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sexay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book exactly like the movie? I didnt read it yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets txt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the 42 story