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Arthur Ashe and His Match With History Paperback – February, 1994

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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5-Quackenbush lives up to his reputation as a good biographer for young readers, providing a chronological overview of Ashe's life and accomplishments. The tennis champion's humble beginnings are described in a simple style. A sense of the man's personality and determination comes through. Historical events and people that influenced his life are mentioned. His courageous battle with heart disease and AIDS provides a positive example for all readers. Excellent-quality, full-page pencil drawings are included on every other page.
Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 3-5. Quackenbush presents a short biography of Arthur Ashe, beginning with the personal qualities and supportive people who helped him rise above racial prejudice to become the first African American man to triumph in the tennis world. Just as Ashe was more than a sports figure, this book is more than a simple sports biography. The last pages show Ashe as author and family man and acknowledge his experiences with heart disease and with AIDS, as both patient and spokesman. Throughout, the depiction of Ashe's attitudes toward racial problems in the U.S. and South Africa may broaden readers' ideas of the civil rights era, though the book is too short to give much depth in those areas. Appearing on each left-hand page, shaded black-and-white artwork illustrates the book, while tiny vignettes on the bottom corner of each right-hand page form a flip book showing Ashe practicing his forehand. A good addition to biography collections. Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks (February 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671881825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671881825
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,507,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Author/Artist/Educator Robert Quackenbush has written and illustrated over 200 books for young readers including his popular Miss Mallard Mysteries, which have been made into animated films for children's worldwide television programming by Cinar (now Cookie Jar Entertainment) that are showing in 70 countries. His books have won many awards and citations including an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, a Gradiva Award, and a gold medal from the Holland Society of New York for distinction in art and literature by a member of the society. He is a frequent visiting author at schools and libraries giving programs to instill children with a love of books and reading. These tours have taken him across the US, including Alaska, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. His art is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Department of Interior, the U.S. Air Force Museum, and Norton Simon Museum. For further information, visit his Web site, which also gives his Facebook and Blog addresses.

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