The Babe & I

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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It’s 1932 and everyone is struggling through the Great Depression. When the resourceful young narrator of this story discovers that his father is jobless, he decides to become a newsie. He and his friend Jacob figure out how to sell more papers than the other kids. Many more. Because they’ve got Babe Ruth to help them. Business is soon booming and, thanks to the Babe, they even get a chance to see a Yankees game.
 

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User Review  - slee74 - LibraryThing

This was a great historical fiction read. The writing was one thing I really enjoyed about this book. It was very engaging and organized. The author took you through a sequence of events that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - TeresaCruz - LibraryThing

I love how this book focuses on how people earned money and how Babe Ruth was a star baseball player. There are so many lessons that can be learned and taught from this one story. The illustrations are great too. Read full review

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DAVID A. 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.

TERRY WIDENER's work has been featured in Esquire, Harper's, Sports Illustrated, and on the cover of Time. He has also illustrated several books for children, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man. He lives in McKinney, Texas.

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