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Becoming Joe Dimaggio

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Becoming Joe Dimaggio

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Becoming Joe Dimaggio by Maria Testa
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Spare, simple poems tell a boy's moving story in this short novel about baseball, family, and the American dream. It's 1936, and the Yankees have just hired a star center fielder whose name sounds like music. What could be a better time for Papa-Angelo's grandson to be born? Christened after the legendary ballplayer, young Joseph Paul learns much at his Italian grandfather's knee - about holding your breath in front of the radio during a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and having the audacity to dream big dreams. After all, the boy's ne'er-do-well father is out of the picture, and it is Papa-Angelo's job to teach his grandson what it means to be a hero. In a poignant novel told in verse, Maria Testa paints a picture of a timeless bond between a grandson and his immigrant grandfather - and of finding his own place in a brave new world.
Release date NZ
March 2nd, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
Candlewick Press,U.S.
Pages
51
Reading Age
10+
Dimensions
140x222x13
ISBN-13
9780763615376
Product ID
1688426

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