Pride of Puerto Rico: The Life of Roberto Clemente

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The great right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente was proud of his family, his native Puerto Rico, and his ability to play baseball. “Baseball fans will welcome this book because of the fast-paced action, but the temper of the man and his concern for human beings will leave a lasting impression on the younger reader.”—The Horn Book

A biography of the baseball superstar from Puerto Rico who, before his untimely ...

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Overview

The great right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente was proud of his family, his native Puerto Rico, and his ability to play baseball. “Baseball fans will welcome this book because of the fast-paced action, but the temper of the man and his concern for human beings will leave a lasting impression on the younger reader.”—The Horn Book

A biography of the baseball superstar from Puerto Rico who, before his untimely death in a 1972 airplane crash, was noted for his achievements on and off the baseball field.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Roberto Clemente, the great right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, is one of a select group of baseball players who have become legends. He made the challenging journey from sandlot baseball in the barrios of Puerto Rico to stardom in the major leagues, battling prejudice along the way. Walker's biography of this remarkable athlete's life and tragic death will inspire young readers. A curriculum guide is available from the publisher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152634209
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Series: Odyssey Classics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 204,193
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Pride of Puerto Rico review

    Paul Robert Walker writes a biography about the legendary Roberto Clemente, in the book Pride of Puerto Rico. Roberto was born and grew up in a poor area of Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934. His story inspires thousands of kids everyday that have love for the game just like he had. As a young boy he constantly dreamed about playing in the major leagues and was always yelled at by his mom and dad to stop playing baseball 24/7, but that never stopped him. He pursued his goal and shortly after was looked upon as an amazing prodigy by local scouts, then later being offered a deal to play some baseball on a minor league team. He had size and strength and it wasn't always a smooth path for him, sometimes struggling for playing time and on the verge of quiting but he stuck with it. During his journey as a baseball legend, in 1972 he made his highest average of 3000 hits, received 12 gold gloves, 4 batting championships. He was also the first Hispanic to go to the pro games. In 1972 Roberto Clement went on a journey to deliver goods to the unfortunate people in Nicaragua. While traveling to Nicaragua his plane exploded. Roberto Clementes plane crashed into the Atlantic. Roberto Clement, the legendary baseball player was gone. If your in for the love of the game and want to follow one of the greatest stories in sports, read the Pride of Puerto Rico.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2005

    Roberto Clemente Superstar

    This book in my opinion is the best, it takes you into the life of Roberto Clemente this was the first book i ever finished i was never really into books and i never finished them but as soon as i read this i became more into reading and Roberto Clemente became my favorite Baseball Player

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2004

    Home Run!

    I would recomend this book to all ages! It is an awsome book. Paul out did himself this time!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2002

    this is one of my favorite books

    I am 14 years old. I'd rather not put my name and adress or phone number online. This has to be one of the best books i've ever read. I've read it around 9 times and it never gets boreing. I think fox sports should put him on beyond the glory.

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