Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King

Richard Michelson (author), Zachary Pullen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307736

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In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, he's invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielder's head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him. Award-winning author Richard Michelson chronicles the meteoric rise of one of baseball's earliest (and unsung) champions.

Reading Level
Lexile
731L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
R
ATOS
4.7
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Biographies History Sports & Recreation
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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