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Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds

Burleigh, Robert

ISBN 10: 0689862768 / ISBN 13: 9780689862762
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2007
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Mike Wimmer

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Man on third. Two outs. The pitcher eyes the base runner, checks for the sign. The fans in the jammed stadium hold their breath. Flapping his outstretched arms like wings, number 42 leads off again. It is September 1955, game one of the World Series, the Yankees versus the Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson is about to do the unbelievable. Attempt to steal home. In a World Series game. To race a baseball thrown from the pitcher's mound and win! Is it possible? Yes, it is -- if you are Jackie Robinson!

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Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, illustrated by Barry Blitt; Night Flight, illustrated by Wendell Minor; and Black Whiteness, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include Hoops; Stealing Home; and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! He lives in Michigan.

Mike Wimmer has illustrated many books for children, including Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth by Robert Burleigh, which was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and was called a “grand slam” in a starred review in Publishers Weekly. He also illustrated Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh by Robert Burleigh, which received the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction. He lives in Oklahoma with his family.

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