Thursday, March 17, 2011

All Star!: Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever

Yolen, Jane. All Star!: Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever. 2010. New York: Philomel Books. ISBN: 9780399246616.

At the beginning Honus Wagner was born, and he had legs like a hunting arrow. After sixth grade he worked in the mines with his dad. He could lift two tons, and he was stronger than some men. But on Sundays, he went to church and played baseball. When he was 16, he joined the Mansfield Semipro team. Then after that he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates and won championships in 1900, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1911. Then he had two little girls and taught them how to play baseball. The art is done in paintings. The art was good and showed lots of action. The colors made them look like old fashion paintings, too. My favorite painting was on page 20 when the crowd was throwing bottles at the team. My opinion about it is it was good, but I don't like baseball. I like basketball. The book was still good. My favorite part was when Honus picked up the kid and carried him on his back because he was the slowest kid on the team.

D.M., 5th Grade, Lagrange Elementary

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