Teammates by Peter GolenbockTeammates by Peter Golenbock


byPeter GolenbockIllustratorPaul Bacon

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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When Jackie Robinson began playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he received a cold reception from both the other players and the&nbspbaseball fans. Instead of cheers, he got boos. But&nbspone man, Pee Wee Reese, stood apart from the rest. And one day in Cincinnati,&nbspPee Wee&nbspshowed the world what it means to be a true teammate and friend.&nbspThis version of the story, as told to the author by Rex Barney, pitcher for the Dodgers that day, has been inspiring baseball fans for nearly thirty years. And now we've&nbspupdated the cover and added an introduction by the author,&nbspinsuring&nbspfans of every age&nbspwill continue to experience and enjoy this important event.
Peter Golenbock is a well-known writer of books about sports, espcecially baseball. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.   Paul Bacon also illustrated Susanna of the Alamo . He lives in Clintondale, New York.
Title:TeammatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.37 × 11 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152842861

ISBN - 13:9780152842864

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK HITS A HOME RUN This amazing true life story is about Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play on a major league baseball team. Today's children will be shocked at how badly Jackie was treated just because he was black. The illustrations and real life photos will transport readers to the truth and reality of that time. To succeed in life, our children must learn to be successful teammates. Pee Wee Herman, Jackie's white friend, stood alone against a whole stadium of angry fans. and declared," This man is my TEAMMATE ."
Date published: 2011-02-16

From Our Editors

Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a wonderful and important story, beautifully presented."