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Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man
Athlete Biographies Series Book #1 of 6 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: David A. Adler
Illustrator: Terry Widener

Book Info

Published on March 1, 1997
Age Group: 5 - 9 years
Reading Level: AR: 4.6 (0.5 Point, Quiz #14422)
GLE: 3.5
F&P/GRL: O
DRA: 34
Lexile® measure: 750L

Summary:
Traces the life of the Yankees' star ballplayer, focusing on his character and his struggle with the terminal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
Throughout eight years of grade school, he never missed a single day. During fourteen years as a first baseman for the New York Yankees, he didn't miss a single day. Lou Gehrig's stamina earned him the nickname Iron Horse and helped him to set what was then a world record-2,130 consecutive games. Lou considered himself a very lucky man indeed-even though on his thirty-sixth birthday he was diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease of the central nervous system.

Publisher Description:
This biography traces Gehrig's life, from childhood through his illustrious career with the Yankees to his struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and his tragic death at age thirty-seven. Expressive illustrations capture the strength, modesty, and dignity for which this remarkable man will always be remembered.

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