Home Run (Paperback)

The Story of Babe Ruth

By Robert Burleigh, Mike Wimmer (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152045999, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003

List Price: 7.99*
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Like most boys, he spent his summers playing ball on a dirt lot, but George Herman Ruth, Jr. followed his dreams to become a legend. He is the Babe—Babe Ruth—and baseball is his game.

Powerful oil paintings and spare, dramatic text draw readers into the mind of this larger-than-life sports hero. Reproductions of vintage-style baseball cards throughout the book detail Babe Ruth's career highlights.

Home Run is a compelling portrait of a man, and of a time when baseball was truly America's game.

About the Author

Robert Burleigh is the author of many books for children including Flight: the journey of Charles Lindbergh, which won the Orbus Pictus award. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

MIKE WIMMER is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including, Will Rogers: An American Legend by Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

Praise For Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

"A superlative tribute, and most definitely a grand slam for this talented duo."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This lyrical picture-book account is a success. . . . Burleigh brings the Babe to life through the moment of one at bat."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"This beautiful book . . . will have baseball fans of many ages cheering for Babe Ruth all over again. A wonderful selection to share across generations."--Booklist