Bambino, The: The Story of Babe Ruth's Legendary 1927 Season

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In 1927, Babe Ruth stepped up to the plate and looked history in the eye. With each swing of the bat his towering legacy grew larger. Ball after ball sailed into the seats and the race for 60 home runs was on. Join the Bambino as he swings for the fences chasing down one of the greatest baseball records of all time.

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Overview

In 1927, Babe Ruth stepped up to the plate and looked history in the eye. With each swing of the bat his towering legacy grew larger. Ball after ball sailed into the seats and the race for 60 home runs was on. Join the Bambino as he swings for the fences chasing down one of the greatest baseball records of all time.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janet Weber
Follow the 1927 baseball season of the "Great Bambino", aka, Babe Ruth as he attempts to break his own homerun record while playing with the Yankees. Three chapters chronicle the progression of Babe's game playing from the beginning of the season, to mid-season where he battles teammate Lou Gehrig in multiple games for a homerun record, to achieving a personal record of sixty home runs during one season. Direct quotes are highlighted in speech bubbles throughout, while the accompanying text blocks are rich in facts to support the conversation in each panel. The font styles between the speech bubbles and text boxes differ from one another, giving the reader another tool to differentiate between conversation and factual information. Black, white, and grayscale coloring resembles the time period as the imagery and propaganda of the 1920s is clearly revealed in the illustrations. A consultant from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum served as an advisor for the content in the book, which concludes with black-and-white photographs and a four paragraph summary of Babe Ruth's life. A glossary, index, and additional resources are also included. As a part of the "American Graphic Series," this title clearly encompasses the series' goal of exploring the significance of the lives of Americans who shaped US culture and define national identity, truly making history come alive for elementary and middle school readers. Reviewer: Janet Weber
School Library Journal
Gr 3–8—In graphic-novel format, these books explore pivotal events in the lives of Americans who influenced the country in different ways. While the books do not necessarily span the lifetime of the subjects, they provide a clear picture of why these individuals are so important in the context of American history and culture. The illustrations are eye-catching and the narration is presented simply, yet compellingly, through conversation bubbles and text boxes, with direct quotes printed in yellow. Each book concludes with a section that provides a useful recap of the life and accomplishments of the subject. A fact-filled, entertaining, and accessible series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429662659
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: American Graphic Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,260,674
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

The career path of Nel Yomtov has taken him from the halls of Marvel Comics, as an editor, writer, and colorist, to the world of toy development. He then became editorial and art director at a children’s nonfiction book publisher, and now Nel is a writer and editor of books, websites, and comics for children. A harmonica-honking blues enthusiast, Nel lives in New York with his wife, Nancy. They have a son, Jess.

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