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Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings
Contributor(s): Hopkinson, Deborah (Author), Widener, Terry (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1416913939     ISBN-13: 9781416913931
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
OUR PRICE:   $7.19  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 2006
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Annotation: When Alta Weiss throws a corncob at a tomcat chasing her favorite hen, folks know one thing for sure: She may be a girl, but she's got some arm. This is the exciting story of the pioneering female baseball player--a true American original. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Baseball
- Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 990047052
Lexile Measure: 570
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 7.8" W x 10.7" (0.4 lbs) 40 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Sex & Gender - Feminine
- Cultural Region - Midwest
- Geographic Orientation - Ohio
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 66891
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
When Alta Weiss throws a corncob at a tomcat chasing her favorite hen, folks know one thing for sure: she may be a girl, but she's got some arm. At the age of six Alta can nail any target, and by seventeen she's outpitched every boy in town. Then one day her father takes Alta to Vermilion, Ohio -- home of the semipro baseball team called the Independents. "Where do I sign up?" she asks. But one look at Alta tells the coach all he needs to know: She's a girl, and girls can't play baseball. But faster than you can say "strike out," Alta proves him wrong: Girls "can" play baseball


Contributor Bio(s): Hopkinson, Deborah: - Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her onlinw at DeborahHopkinson.com.Widener, Terry: - Terry Widener is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, and America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, also by David A. Adler, a Junior Library Guild Selection. He is also the illustrator of Peg and the Whale by Kenneth Oppel and If the Shoe Fit by Gary Soto. Mr. Widener lives with his wife and three children in McKinney, Texas.