A Picture Book of Jesse Owens

A Picture Book of Jesse Owens

by David A. Adler, Robert Casilla

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Gr 2-4-- Chronicling the life of a famous person such as Owens in approximately 25 pages, some with no text and the others with only a short paragraph or two, is a formidable task. Adler does as well as can be expected with these limitations. The portrait presented, although brief, is accurate and touches on the major events of the track-and-field champion's life. An interesting author note attempts to discern the facts from the fictional stories that exist concerning Owens's experiences during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Casilla contributes full-page watercolor paintings that nicely complement and expand the writing. Although containing hardly enough information for more than a brief report, this title meets the need of primary-grade children who are assigned or are interested in biographies. --Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI

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Holiday House, Inc.
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Picture Book Biography Series
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9.12(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.10(d)
AD930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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