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Young readers will share Abner Doubleday's enthusiasm and love of baseball and recognize him as a heroic general who fought bravely in two wars in this installation of the Young Patriots series. An early adapter of modern baseball rules, Abner adored the sport and helped bring it into mainstream American sporting life. As a boy, he loved nothing more than playing ball—whether it be "one old cat" or "three old cat"—with his brother and friends. When not on the playing field, Abner sought out adventures, which lead...

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Abner Doubleday: Boy Baseball Pioneer

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Overview

Young readers will share Abner Doubleday's enthusiasm and love of baseball and recognize him as a heroic general who fought bravely in two wars in this installation of the Young Patriots series. An early adapter of modern baseball rules, Abner adored the sport and helped bring it into mainstream American sporting life. As a boy, he loved nothing more than playing ball—whether it be "one old cat" or "three old cat"—with his brother and friends. When not on the playing field, Abner sought out adventures, which lead him to a historic meeting with the French Revolutionary War–hero General Lafayette, the recovery of a stolen trunk in the woods, and a hitched ride aboard a rickety stagecoach. Even as a child, Abner displayed the leadership skills and good sportsmanship that helped him advance the rules of baseball and lead his soldiers into battle during the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. Special features include a summary of Abner's adult accomplishments, fun facts detailing little-known tidbits of information about him, and a time line of his life.

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"One of the best ways to learn history is by studying biographies of men and women who have shaped our culture. [The Young Patriots series] is a great place to start for an historical learning adventure!" —The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882859887
  • Publisher: Patria Press, Inc
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: Young Patriots Series , #11
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 115
  • Sales rank: 552,615
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Montrew Dunham is an author of titles in the Childhood of Famous Americans series, from which the Young Patriots were derived. Her books include James Whitcomb Riley, Young Poet; Langston Hughes, Young Black Poet; and Mahalia Jackson, Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion. She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois. Cathy Morrison is the illustrator of Ignacio's Chair and the Young Patriots series. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Picturebookartists.org. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

1 A Famous Visitor 1
2 A Patriot's Name 12
3 Stony Point 23
4 Brownie Wins the Game 34
5 Adventures 43
6 A Stolen Trunk 54
7 The Map 66
8 Three Old Cat 73
9 Town Ball 81
10 To the Academy 88
11 Cooperstown 98
What Happened Next? 103
Who Invented Baseball 103
Fun Facts about Abner Doubleday 105
When Abner Doubleday Lived 106
What Does That Mean? 107
About the Author 108
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    fun book

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