Lou Gehrig (Paperback)

The Luckiest Man

By David A. Adler, Terry Widener (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152024833, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (4/1/2001)
Hardcover (3/1/1997)

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This biography traces Gehrig’s life, from childhood through his illustrious career with the Yankees to his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and his tragic death at age thirty-seven. Expressive illustrations capture the strength, modesty, and dignity for which this remarkable man will always be remembered. “Readers will feel good after reading this biography--and maybe even inspired to start measuring themselves against Gehrig’s standard.”--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

DAVID ADLER has written more than a hundred books, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and Mama Played Baseball. He lives on Long Island, New York.