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  1 Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!
Author: Murphy, Frank Illustrator: Walz, Richard Biographee: Ruth, Babe
    Series: Step into reading. Step 3
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Class: Biography
Age: 5-8
Language: English
Descriptors: Easy Reader
Demand: Moderate
LC: GV865.R8
Grade: K-3
ISBN-13: 9780375830488
LCCN: 2003027464
Imprint: Random House
Pub Date: 02/22/2005
Availability: Available
List: $4.99
  Trade Paper
Physical Description: 46 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. H 9.06", W 6.06", D 0.14", 0.2188 lbs.
LC Series: Step into reading.
Step into reading. Step 3
Brodart Sources: Brodart's For Youth Interest Titles
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Bibliographies: Best Books for Children Preschool Through Grade 6, 9th ed.
Horn Book Guide Titles, Rated 1 - 4
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TIPS Subjects: Sports
Biography, Individual
BISAC Subjects: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
LC Subjects: Baseball players
Baseball players, United States, Biography, Juvenile literature
Baseball, History
Ruth, Babe,, 1895-1948
Ruth, Babe,, 1895-1948, Juvenile literature
SEARS Subjects: Baseball players, United States, Biography
Ruth, Babe,, 1895-1948
Reading Programs: Accelerated Reader Level: 2.6 , Points: 0.5
Lexile Level: 540
Reading Counts Level: 2.5 , Points: 3.0
Brodart's TOP Paperback Titles | 07/01/2005
In 1919, people across the country are throwing down their bats and giving up baseball. Can Babe Ruth win back fans and save America's national pastime? Find out if he has what it takes to keep the game alive. 'STEP INTO READING, STEP 3.' (Ages 5-8) 48pp. Illus. 0375830480. BRODART CO., c2005.
Journal Reviews
Booklist | 06/01/2005
Gr. 1-3. Grinning broadly as he looms monumentally over everyone in Walz's exuberant cartoons, Babe Ruth cuts a truly heroic figure for Murphy's easy-to-read tribute to the greatest ball player of them all. The author also adds some dimension to the Babe's oft-told tale, suggesting that Ruth's true greatness rests not so much in his statistical totals as in the way that his character and exciting style of play redeemed baseball in the wake of the Black Sox scandal of 1919. It's a cogently made argument--and the lighthearted tone in which Murphy delivers it may make this more appealing than the overheated melodrama of Robert Burleigh's 'Home Run' (1998). A solid hit for the Step into Reading series. ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 2005)). John Peters. 48pg. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2005.
Horn Book Guide | 10/01/2005
(3) K-3 A lively, interactive narrative tells of Babe Ruth's love of baseball and his desire to restore integrity to the game following the 1919 Black Sox scandal. Expressive cartoon illustrations enhance the tall-tale telling of baseball's favorite hero during his days with both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. An author's note is included. TLD. 48pg. THE HORN BOOK, c2005.