Home Run by Robert Burleigh
The Story of Babe Ruth

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The man who made the game of baseball, George Herman Ruth, wasn't always the Babe. Once he was a boy playing ball on a dirt lot.
Robert Burleigh and Mike Winner have created a stunning portrait of a legend--and of baseball's glory days.
 

About Robert Burleigh

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Robert Burleigh is the author of many books for children including Flight: the journey of Charles Lindbergh, which won the Orbus Pictus award. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
 
Published July 30, 1998 by Diane Pub Co. 30 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Burleigh (Hoops, 1998) takes the same over-the-top tone in paying tribute to one of the country's most famous athletes: ""He is the Babe.

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In a series of poetic present-tense images, readers see the Babe at play (""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""), while a congruent series of old-fashioned baseball cards provide baseball aficionados with detai...

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Historical sidebars on each spread supplement this dramatic, immediate account, providing anecdotes about the era, Robinson's struggles (including Branch Rickey's famous question to the player about the inevitable racial taunts he would receive: "Can you take it—and not fight back?") plus highlig...

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