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Title:
Home run heroes : Mark McGwire & Sammy Sosa
Author:
Stewart, Mark.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
Presents the lives, on and off the baseball field, of two athletes whose battle for the home run record dominated sports headlines in 1998.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.8 1.0 28894.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780761315599

9780761310457
Format :
Book

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Orchard Park Library GV865.A1 S78 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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The juxtaposed stories of McGwire, the California golden boy, and Sosa, the boy who learned the game on the streets of a small Caribbean town, make fascinating reading.


Summary

What can be more American than a story of two extraordinary young men brought together under extraordinary circumstances from two completely different backgrounds? The juxtaposed stories of McGwire, the California golden boy, & Sosa, the boy who learned the game on the streets of a small Caribbean town, make fascinating reading.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Sometimes books that come out so quickly after an event seem cobbled together and done with speed, rather than quality, in mind. This book, however, manages to capture some of the exuberance of the great home-run reord chase of the 1998 baseball season. It includes all sorts of action-packed color pictures and provides a fast-moving account of the home-run battle between Sosa and McGwire. Alternating chapters focus on the contrasting backgrounds and personalities of the two stars. McGwire grew up in a prosperous Southern California home. Sosa grew up poor in the Dominican Republic. McGwire tends to be reserved and a very disciplined hitter, whereas Sosa seems rather carefree and has always been something of a hacker at the plate. The colorful layout, sprinkled with quotes and statistics, is sure to spark interest. With last season's home-run derby still fresh in the minds of many young fans, this book is sure to move off the shelves.-Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Sometimes books that come out so quickly after an event seem cobbled together and done with speed, rather than quality, in mind. This book, however, manages to capture some of the exuberance of the great home-run reord chase of the 1998 baseball season. It includes all sorts of action-packed color pictures and provides a fast-moving account of the home-run battle between Sosa and McGwire. Alternating chapters focus on the contrasting backgrounds and personalities of the two stars. McGwire grew up in a prosperous Southern California home. Sosa grew up poor in the Dominican Republic. McGwire tends to be reserved and a very disciplined hitter, whereas Sosa seems rather carefree and has always been something of a hacker at the plate. The colorful layout, sprinkled with quotes and statistics, is sure to spark interest. With last season's home-run derby still fresh in the minds of many young fans, this book is sure to move off the shelves.-Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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