Item description for Lou Gehrig: One of Baseball's Greatest (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Guernsey Van Riper Jr...
Overview Recalls Gehrig's childhood in Chicago and tells how he became one of baseball's legendary players
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1986
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Series Childhood Of Famous Americans
ISBN 0020419309 ISBN13 9780020419303
Reviews - What do customers think about Lou Gehrig: One of Baseball's Greatest (Childhood of Famous Americans)?
Good book, except for the Santa spoiler Dec 6, 2008
My 10-year-old son greatly enjoyed this classic story of Lou Gehrig's childhood. It is an engaging story of inspiration and hard work. However, there is a Santa spoiler in the first chapter that could create a very big problem for some younger children and their beliefs. I
Childhood of American Heroes Sep 8, 2008
This book covers the childhood of Lou Gehrig, with little discussion of his years as a Yankee. It is a good starting point for youngsters already familiar with Gehrig's baseball accomplishments, as it describes the poverty and difficulties of his upbringing. The child should already ubderstand Gehrig's baseball on field accomplishments and his heroism in the face of his incurable disease for the book to have the greatest impact.
Awesome book Nov 18, 2006
I am a HUGE yankee fan, and I thought I knew about Lou Gehrig and his Yankee career days. After reading the book, I found out what he was like to be a kid and growing up. It was super. I really enjoyed it - it was very informative and very exciting. I highly recommend it!!!
Lou Gerig's the Luckiest Man Apr 1, 2001
THis is a good book for baseball fans all over. It's more of a kid's book, but it's got great info. It even has his "luckiest man in the world" speech in it!