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In Cincinnati in 1927, paperboy Willie Brinkman attempts to sell extra copies of the special edition covering the Dempsey-Tunney fight in his working-class neighborhood.
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Louise Borden is the highly regarded author of many books, including Good Luck, Mrs. K!, Sleds on Boston Common, Good-bye, Charles Lindbergh and The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in WW II--all published by Margaret McElderry Books. Across the Blue Pacific is based on the true story of her uncle, Theodore Taylor Walker, who served aboard the USS Albacore (SS-218) during World War II. She lives with her husband, Pete, in Terrace Park, Ohio, and has three grown children. Her website can be found at www.louiseborden.com.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3?The big story here is the 1927 Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney fight for the World Heavyweight Championship in Chicago. The small story, through, is about Willie Brinkman, a paperboy on a "small potatoes" corner in Cincinnati. In the hours preceding the famous fight, the sense of excitement mounts and the youngster signs up to sell the "Fight Extra." The drama of this particular moment in sports history aligns with Willie's personal drama, as the large family gathers around Pop's wooden radio. It is with frustration and disbelief that Willie realizes that Dempsey has missed his moment in the seventh round and will not regain his title. The sense of unfairness follows Willie like a shadow as he makes his way through the dark streets to pick up the papers he has no heart to sell and few in the neighborhood have the heart to buy. His sense of duty is not lost on his boss, though, who, next day, counts off 225 papers and says: "I need a boy who shows up, and who works, win or lose." Lewin's watercolors bring Willie's Cincinnati to life. The streets and buildings are large and enveloping, creating not only a strong sense of place and time, but of the youngster's small, particular, emerging place in it. Black-and-white "stills" of Dempsey and Tunney share some pages with vivid, animated full-color scenes of the Brinkman family. An engaging work that will bring home, through well-chosen details and a well-told story, the intimate connections one can make with "famous facts" when the personal perspective is added.?Susan Powers, Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, Chevy Chase, MD
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Book Description San Val, 2001. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP72628854