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Girl Wonder : A Baseball Story in Nine Innings
Girl Wonder : A Baseball Story in Nine Innings by Deborah Hopkinson 0689833008 9780689833007
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Girl Wonder : A Baseball Story in Nine Innings by Deborah Hopkinson

Did you ever hearthe story of theGirl Wonder? Alta Weiss was born to play baseball, simple as that. From the age of two, when she hurls a corncob at a pesky tomcat, folks in her small Ohio town know one thing for sure: She may be a girl, but shes got some arm.When shes seventeen, Alta hears about a semipro team, the Independents. Heres her big chance! But one look at Altas long skirts tells Coach all he needs to know -- girls cant play baseball! Faster than you can say strike out!, Altas convinced him to give her a chance. And so with the crowd buzzing and the big game up to her, Alta steps up to the pitchers mound, determined to prove everybody wrong.Inspired by the life of pioneering female baseball player Alta Weiss, and dramatized by Terry Wideners bold illustrations, Girl Wonder tells the unforgettable story of a true American original.

Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 40

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2003-03-01

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0689833008

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