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You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! (Hardcover)

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Jonah Winter is the author of many award-winning books about baseball figures, includingRoberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates; You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!;and You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! His other stellar titles includeHere Comes the Garbage Barge!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book;Frida, a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner; and Dizzy, the recipient of Best Book of the Year citations fromBooklist, School Library Journal, The Horn Book, The Bulletin, and Kirkus Reviews.

Andre Carrilho is the illustrator of Porch Lies by Patricia McKissack, which received three starred reviews. This is his first picture book. He lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season—different—firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still “scratchin’ their heads over Sandy,” who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day.

Accompanied by sidebars filled with statistics, this Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year andBooklist Top of the List is sure to delight budding baseball fans.


ISBN 9780375837388
Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 2-3 Ages 7-8
Format Hardcover
Publisher Date 2009-02-24 00:00:00.0
Publisher Schwartz & Wade Books
Copyright Year 2009
Height 11.25 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 1.02 lb
Language English
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Winter, Jonah
Country of Origin United States

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    This is a hologram children's book. I thought it was an informative sports book and I bought them for gifts for the Dodger fans in my life. I was a little embarrassed to give them. Cute but the description didn't say much at all about the fact that it was a child's book.

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