Item description for The Great Googlestein Museum Mystery by Jean VanLeeuwen & R. W. Alley...
You had to be really, really good to play in the 1946 championship game between the Racine Belles and the Rockford Peaches. Sitting in the stands, Margaret thrills to every crack of the bat. Someday she hopes to join her heroes like Sophie "the Flash" Kurys and Betty "Moe" Trezza. As the ball hurtles toward the plate, Margaret can almost feel what it would be like to be in that batter's position, arms tensed, bat held high.
As we see this historic game in the annals of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League through the eyes of a fictional young girl, Dirt on Their Skirts is a potent reminder that women athletes have inspired young fans throughout the twentieth century. Based on written accounts and on the memories of the players themselves, this exciting story is for all those sandlot sluggers whose hearts beat a little faster whenever they hear the words..."Play ball!"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
ISBN 0803727658 ISBN13 9780803727656 UPC 050553016997
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More About Jean VanLeeuwen & R. W. Alley
Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty children's books, including picture books, Easy-to-Read books, and middle-grade fiction. She has won numerous awards, among them the William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children's Book Award, the Massachusetts Honor Book Award, and the Washington Irving Children's Choice Award, as well as many ALA Notable Book citations. Her own two children were the inspiration for the Oliver and Amanda Pig stories, as well as several others, includingDear Mom, You're Ruining My Life. Many of her other books have grown out of her long-time interest in American history. Her historical picture books includeGoing West, which was cited as an IRA Teachers' Choice andAcross the Wide Dark Sea, selected by the New York Public Library as one of the "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing." She has written historical fiction for older readers as well. HerBound for Oregonwas a Child Study Association Book of the Year, andCabin on Trouble Creekwas nominated for children's Choice awards in eight states. Ms. Van Leeuwen now lives in another small town north of New York City with her husband, Bruce Gavril. She has two grown children, David and Elizabeth, and a young grandchild, who will surely inspire more stories."
Jean Van Leeuwen currently resides in Chappaqua, in the state of New York.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Great Googlestein Museum Mystery?
A Teacher's Review Oct 11, 2005
I hate giving away plot in these reviews, so I will just say that this is a well-written book and that it is a fun book to read. It is about mice living in a human world that is huge in their perspective.