Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152045999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/03/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 393,627
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD280L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Robert Burleigh is a longtime baseball fan and the author of many books for children. His previous collaboration with Mike Wimmer, Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh, received the Orbis Pictus Award for the best nonfiction book of the year. His book Hoops (Silver Whistle, 1997), illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson, was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editors' Choice. Mr. Burleigh lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Mike Wimmer is the illustrator of Train Song by Diane Siebert, Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz, All the Places to Love by Patricia Machlachlan, and Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh by Robert Burleigh, which received the Orbis Pictus Award for the best nonfiction book of the year. The Chicago Sun-Times has described his artwork as "reminiscent of some of Norman Rockwell's best." Mr. Wimmer lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"A superlative tribute, and most definitely a grand slam for this talented duo."—Publishers Weekly

"This lyrical picture-book account is a success. . . . Burleigh brings the Babe to life through the moment of one at bat."—School Library Journal

"This beautiful book . . . will have baseball fans of many ages cheering for Babe Ruth all over again. A wonderful selection to share across generations."—Booklist

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Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BrittN on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary:Home Run is a book about Babe Ruth¿s baseball career. It talks about how Babe knew how to swing his bat and hit homeruns all the time. It says from the time he was a young boy up to his baseball career he was an amazing hitter. It tells the reader about how Babe Ruth was looked up to as a baseball player. Personal Reaction:I did not like this book. I am a baseball fan, but this book was really boring and repetitive. It just kept saying how great of a hitter he was. Every page in the book mentioned it. I personally would pick a different book about baseball to read to my students or my own children. Classroom Extension Ideas:1.I could use this book in a unit about baseball. We could talk about who Babe Ruth was and what he did in baseball. Then I would have the class pick their favorite sports player and write about why the person they picked is their favorite sports player. We would share them with the class. 2.I would use this book in a unit about Biographies. I would read the book so the students could get a better idea on what a biography is. I would then have the students write a biography about themselves.
Jdonldsn on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This incredible illustrated picture book biography of Babe Ruth will fascinate even children who are not baseball fans! The sidebars reveal wonderful information about the time period and drives the reader to almost experience the game. Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer are amazing together and made me want to find more of their works.
nicolefish on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book was easy to read and gave clues to what was going to happen on the next page.
shelbyweryavah on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is a narrative informational book, also a biography, about the life of Babe Ruth. On each page, below the story, are little boxes that give a lot of factual information on Babe Ruth. I absolutely fell in love with this book, it is currently my favorite! I take it everywhere with me, and I have read it to A LOT of people. I found was bored and needed to read a book to my boyfriend, this is the only book he has. Well, not anymore!I would use this book during October when the World Series is in play. The students can also use this book as a source if doing a research paper on Babe Ruth.
AvidReader63RW More than 1 year ago
Not suitable for the age group specified (which was 8-12/13 years). Our son, 11, was a little insulted when he opened up the book. Large Print, few words per page, very juvenile. More of a one sitting read... like for a bedtime story. The book itself is okay, but should be in a younger suggested age category like independent readers ages 5-7. Particularly for online listings where you can't open up the book yourself. Very disappointed.