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The Chicago Cubs
     

The Chicago Cubs

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by Mark Stewart
 

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The Cubs, who once were called the Orphans because their manager retired, have played in the same city longer than any other baseball team. Some believe that a curse that was put on them in 1945 for making a goat and his owner leave the park remains intact. The Chicago Cubs takes a look at Wrigley Field, and important team players such as Ernie Banks, Mark Grace, Ron

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The Cubs, who once were called the Orphans because their manager retired, have played in the same city longer than any other baseball team. Some believe that a curse that was put on them in 1945 for making a goat and his owner leave the park remains intact. The Chicago Cubs takes a look at Wrigley Field, and important team players such as Ernie Banks, Mark Grace, Ron Santo as well as announcer Harry Caray.

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Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
Part of Norwood House's "Team Spirit" series, this title about the Chicago Cubs has been updated since the 2008 edition to include more up-to-date information about this major league baseball team. Wrigley Field, the home of the Cubs, is one of the oldest and most famous ballparks in the country. Its small size, ivy covered walls, and old-time scoreboard gives the players and fans a unique experience. As with other books in this series, the early chapters explain the history of the club followed by specifics and fun facts on topics such as the coaching staff, awards, legends, significant events and games, uniforms, ballparks, quotes, and a timeline. Color photographs and captions add to the text. A table of contents, glossary, index, and further resources section are included. One of the stronger titles in this series. Elementary aged sports fans should enjoy perusing this digest-like, nonfiction book. Reviewer: Emily Griffin
Children's Literature - John D. Orsborn
Die-hard Cubs fans remember all the moments in their team's history when they had the opportunity to go to the World Series of baseball or win a pennant. As if family, Cubs fans feel the emotion of the players personally when the Chicago Cubs win or lose. It is hard to explain to the average sports fan how people feel about the Cubs and why they hold such a special place in our baseball history. Author Mark Stewart, the master of the nonfiction book, allows younger readers into the storied history and notoriety of this famed ball club. He ties together the Cubs' amazing history and facts with well-written flair. Photographs and illustrations enhance the information within the pages of this book. A part of the "Team Spirit" series, Mr. Stewart's book illustrates the series' purpose of illustrating, "...that deep passion shared by the players and fans when they wear the same colors, watch the same scoreboard and cheer the same triumphs." Included are numerous sections of facts and player quotes, as well as sections for further exploration. What an amazing book for that young sports fan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599534763
Publisher:
Norwood House Press
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Chicago Cubs (Library Edition) 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
moongirl2355 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this thinking it was going to be a huge book with lots of information in it. I bought it for my In-Laws Christmas Present. It's approx. 50 pages with very large print and some kiddy like pictures in it. This book would be perfect for an elemtery school child. Not for adults. The fact that it says "library edition" is very dissappointing.