Lou Gehrig by David A. Adler
The Luckiest Man

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This biography traces Gehrig’s life, from childhood through his illustrious career with the Yankees to his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and his tragic death at age thirty-seven. Expressive illustrations capture the strength, modesty, and dignity for which this remarkable man will always be remembered. “Readers will feel good after reading this biography--and maybe even inspired to start measuring themselves against Gehrig’s standard.”--Kirkus Reviews
 

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DAVID A. ADLER lives in New York.TERRY WIDENER lives in Texas.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Gulliver Books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The aw-shucks decency of Gehrig drives this picture-book biography from Adler (One Yellow Daffodil, 1995, etc.);

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In memorable paintings-a view of a baseball diamond from behind a swinging batter's shoulder; Lou Gehrig as seen from a nosebleed seat in Yankee Stadium-newcomer Widener inventively manipulates pe

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PW called this picture-book biography of the man who played 2,130 consecutive games for the New York Yankees ""a gracious tribute to a stalwart, modest and tirelessly optimistic man.

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The story's emotional highlight clarifies the book's subtitle: addressing a cheering crowd of fans in Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day, the ailing ballplayer announced, ""I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."" A gracious tribute to a stalwart, mo...

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