Then there is only the echoey, nothing-quite-like-it sound and soft feel of the fat part of the bat on the center of the ball.
From the team that created Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh comes this timeless, poetic tribute to baseball's greatest star: George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth. Glorious, photorealistic paintings reminiscent of Norman Rockwell combine with evocative text to capture both the spirit of the man and the wonder with which his fans watched him change the game of baseball forever.
As each page of the story unfolds, carrying the Babe from childhood through a stunning sports career, stylized, vintage baseball cards provide readers with additional information, including statistics, little-known facts, and awe-inspiring anecdotes. Even baseball fans numbed to heroics by the home-run records of recent years will be impressed to learn what Babe Ruth's 1921 record meant in context: his total of 59 home runs was more than most entire teams in the American league had hit that year with all their players put together.
Sure to captivate young sports aficionados, this beautiful picture book is also an excellent first introduction to biographies.
- 6, 7, 5
- Interest Level
- Grades K - 2
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Silver Whistle Books
- Book Type
- Read-Aloud Book
- Number of Pages
- Biography and Autobiography, General Nonfiction