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Lou Gehrig : the luckiest man / David A. Adler ; illustrated by Terry Widener.

By: Adler, David A.
Contributor(s): Widener, Terry [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2001Edition: 1st Voyager books ed.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0152024832; 9780152024833.Subject(s): Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941 -- Juvenile literature | Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941 | Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941 | Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Baseball players | Baseball players | United StatesGenre/Form: Biography. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: 796.35 Summary: Traces the life of the Yankees' star ballplayer, focusing on his character and his struggle with the terminal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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"Voyager books."

Traces the life of the Yankees' star ballplayer, focusing on his character and his struggle with the terminal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Gr 2-4‘The simple text tells the story of this New York Yankee great whose record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games stood from 1939 until Cal Ripken, Jr., broke it in 1995. Gehrig is justly portrayed as a humble, self-effacing man. Widener's acrylic paintings sweep across the pages, melding comfortably with Adler's spare writing style while adeptly portraying Gehrig and the era. Young sports fans will read about an athlete and a man whose work ethic and demeanor seem especially appealing in comparison to many of today's over-hyped, self-promoting sports stars. Richard Rambeck's Lou Gehrig (Child's World, 1993) contains more biographical information at a slightly higher reading level and features photographs. Norman Macht's Lou Gehrig (Chelsea, 1992) is a solid choice for those in the upper-elementary and junior high grades.‘Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. <p> He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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