Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth by Robert BurleighHome Run: The Story of Babe Ruth by Robert Burleigh

Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

byRobert BurleighIllustratorMike Wimmer

Paperback | April 1, 2003

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Like most boys, he spent his summers playing ball on a dirt lot, but George Herman Ruth, Jr. followed his dreams to become a legend. He is the Babe-Babe Ruth-and baseball is his game.Powerful oil paintings and spare, dramatic text draw readers into the mind of this larger-than-life sports hero. Reproductions of vintage-style baseball cards throughout the book detail Babe Ruth's career highlights. Home Run is a compelling portrait of a man, and of a time when baseball was truly America's game.
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. MIKE WIMMER is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including, Will Rogers: An American Legend by Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. He lives...
Title:Home Run: The Story of Babe RuthFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152045996

ISBN - 13:9780152045999


Editorial Reviews

A superlative tribute, and most definitely a grand slam for this talented duo." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)"This lyrical picture-book account is a success. . . . Burleigh brings the Babe to life through the moment of one at bat." - School Library Journal (starred review)"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 "