Cal Ripken, Jr: Play Ball!

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
This adaptation for beginning readers is written to an Easy-to-Read Level 3. In simple, clear language, it presents the highlights of Cal Ripken's life and career and his philosophy: "Play well and play every day". The art combines photos from The Only Way I Know and action-packed illustrations by Stan Silver.

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User Review  - SalemSmith - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book, probably because it was about baseball, and I love all things sports. I think I would use this book in a 3rd or 4th grade classroom. I could use this book for sequencing ... Read full review

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A simple biography of the highly honored player for the Baltimore Orioles, who in 1995 broke the record for playing the most games in a row. Read full review


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Susan Saunders is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the Pony Camp series from HarperPaperbacks. She lives in New York, NY.

In addition to the Black Cat Club series, Jane Manning has also illustrated This Little Piggy for HarperFestival. She lives in Deep River, CT.

Ivor van Heerden, a native of South Africa, is deputy director, LSU Hurricane Center; director, Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes; and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at LSU.
Mike Bryan, a native Texan, is the author of the bestselling Cal Ripken autobiography, "The Only Way I Know," along with many other books.

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