Lou Gehrig: One of Baseball's Greatest (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians.

A biography focusing on the childhood of one of the greatest professional baseball players who is remembered for playing 2,130 consecutive games in 14 seasons with the New York Yankees.

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Overview

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians.

A biography focusing on the childhood of one of the greatest professional baseball players who is remembered for playing 2,130 consecutive games in 14 seasons with the New York Yankees.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780020419303
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Series: Childhood of Famous Americans Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 234,059
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. attended DePauw University in 1926. He earned two varsity letters as quarterback on the football team and one letter as a first baseman on the baseball team. After graduating, he worked in advertising then became an editor at Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company. He turned his love of sports into books, writing biographies of Lou Gehrig and Knute Rockne along with ten other children’s books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    Good Biography!

    I knew absolutely nothing about Lou Gehrig, except that he was a baseball player for the Yankees before I read this book. Now I know a lot about him! This is a great read for kids interested in biographies and/or baseball. Most of it is about Gehrig's childhood and then the final two or three chapters sum up his entire career. The transition between childhood and adulthood is done very well.

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