Jackie Robinson and the Big Game (Ready-to-Read Childhood of Famous Americans Series Level 2)

Overview

Young Jackie Robinson looses to his older brother Mack in just about any game they play ? Chase the Fox, running and jumping contests ? you name it. One day Jackie gets so frustrated he runs home, stomps up to his room, and takes his anger out on Mack's stuff. But when Mack invites Jackie to play baseball with his friends, Jackie decides to give it a try ? and that is when the score really starts to change!

Presents the childhood of the man who would grow up to be ...

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Overview

Young Jackie Robinson looses to his older brother Mack in just about any game they play — Chase the Fox, running and jumping contests — you name it. One day Jackie gets so frustrated he runs home, stomps up to his room, and takes his anger out on Mack's stuff. But when Mack invites Jackie to play baseball with his friends, Jackie decides to give it a try — and that is when the score really starts to change!

Presents the childhood of the man who would grow up to be the first African American player in major league baseball.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-This heavily fictionalized, saccharine easy reader contains a smattering of facts and paints nine-year-old Jackie as a zealous competitor. He readily picks up new sports skills but chafes at being bested by his older sibling, Mack. When Jackie is invited to join his brother's baseball game, he hits a single off Mack and then proceeds to steal second, third, and home. Unappealing watercolor illustrations show the boys playing among multiracial children; in fact, the brothers grew up in a time when society was deeply segregated by race. Young readers seeking an introduction to this famous athlete are better served by David A. Adler's A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson (Holiday House, 1994) and Peter Golenbock's Teammates (Harcourt, 1990).-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689862397
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Series: Ready-to-Read Series: Level 2
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 377,707
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman hated to read when he was a kid, then he grew up. Now he writes cool books like The Kid Who Ran for President, Honus & Me, The Million Dollar Shot, Race for the Sky, and The Edison Mystery: Qwerty Stevens, Back in Time. If you want to learn more about Dan or his books, stop by his Web site: www.dangutman.com.

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