Babe Didrikson

Babe Didrikson : Athlete of the Century

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Babe Didrikson--record-holder, champion, athelete A biography emphasizing the early years of Babe Didrikson, who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports, at a time when there were few opportunities for female athletes. Contains black-and-white illustrations. "Written with gusto and enthusiam.... Most welcome."
--School Library Journal "A thoughtful, well-rounded, and highly readable portrait guaranteed to spark interest in Babe Didrikson and other women athletes, past and present."
--Booklist About the Women of Our Time series:
International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 68.04g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147514657
  • 9780147514653
  • 1,740,376

About R R Knudson

R. R. Knudson (1932-2008) wrote stories about girls and women in sports. She is best known for her series of Zan novels, Zanballer (Delacorte, 1972), Zanbanger (Harper, 1977), Zanboomer (Harper, 1978), and Zan Hagen's Marathon (Farrar Straus & Giroux 1984). Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York. He is the author/illustrator of over 100 books for children. In 1994, he was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his picture book Peppe the Lamplighter.
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"Written with gusto and enthusiam.... Most welcome."
--School Library Journal "A thoughtful, well-rounded, and highly readable portrait guaranteed to spark interest in Babe Didrikson and other women athletes, past and present."
--Booklist
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"Written with gusto and enthusiam.... Most welcome."
- School Library Journal

"A thoughtful, well-rounded, and highly readable portrait guaranteed to spark interest in Babe Didrikson and other women athletes, past and present."
- Booklist
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