Joe DiMaggio: Young Sports Hero

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Joe DiMaggio was a star centerfielder for fifteen years, helping the Yankees win the pennant in his rookie year. He played in ten World Series and in eleven All-Star Games. The image of American achievement and dignity, DiMaggio isn't just a sports legend, he is a true American hero.
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Overview

Joe DiMaggio was a star centerfielder for fifteen years, helping the Yankees win the pennant in his rookie year. He played in ten World Series and in eleven All-Star Games. The image of American achievement and dignity, DiMaggio isn't just a sports legend, he is a true American hero.
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Children's Literature - Bruce Adelson
When he was growing up, Joe DiMaggio was very much torn between two worlds--that of his father, a fisherman and Italian immigrant inextricably linked to the Old Country, and America symbolized by its national past time, baseball which was young Joe's passion. This well-crafted book, part of the publisher's "Childhood of Famous Americans" series, primarily focuses on the youth and adolescence of Joe DiMaggio, considered one of the greatest players in baseball history. The author has done a masterful job recounting how Joe, or Giuseppe to his father, developed into a baseball star without the blessings of the senior DiMaggio. This work also traces his path to stardom from the minor leagues in California to immortality as center fielder for the New York Yankees. DiMaggio's famous brothers, Dom and Vince who also became well-regarded major league ballplayers, are included here as well. The decision to place the spotlight on Joe DiMaggio's youth and family life will appeal to young readers. This book's crisp style, well-chosen prose, and childhood focus place it at the top of other children's books about Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio--the "Yankee Clipper."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689831867
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Childhood of Famous Americans Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 279,249
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Herb Dunn is a pseudonym for a well-known author. Under this name, he also wrote Joe DiMaggio: Young Sports Hero.
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