Babe Didrikson: Athlete of the Century

Babe Didrikson: Athlete of the Century

by R. Rozanne Knudson, Ted Lewin
     
 

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A biography, emphasizing the early years, of Babe Didrikson, who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports, at a time when there were few opportunities for female athletes.

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A biography, emphasizing the early years, of Babe Didrikson, who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports, at a time when there were few opportunities for female athletes.

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"Written with gusto and enthusiam.... Most welcome."
School Library Journal
 
“A thoughtful, well-rounded, and highly readable portrait guaranteed to spark interest in Babe Didrikson and other women athletes, past and present.”
—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140320954
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
05/06/1986
Series:
Women of Our Time Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.14(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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From the Publisher
"Written with gusto and enthusiam.... Most welcome."
School Library Journal
 
“A thoughtful, well-rounded, and highly readable portrait guaranteed to spark interest in Babe Didrikson and other women athletes, past and present.”
Booklist

Meet the Author

R. R. Knudson (1932–2008) wrote stories about girls and women in sports. She is best known for her series of Zan novels, Zanballer (Delacorte, 1972), Zanbanger (Harper, 1977), Zanboomer (Harper, 1978), and Zan Hagen’s Marathon (Farrar Straus & Giroux 1984).

Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York. He is the author/illustrator of over 100 books for children. In 1994, he was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his picture book Peppe the Lamplighter.

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