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Time For Kids: Jackie Robinson: Strong Inside and Out (Time for Kids Biographies) Paperback – January 4, 2005
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Gr. 2-4. Patrick, author of Ma Dear's Old Green House (see review, p.978) and others, joins the editors of a popular classroom newsmagazine to craft this entry in the new Timefor Kids Biographies series. For readers in the middle to upper range of the weekly's broad readership, these spin-offs, formatted (somewhat misleadingly) like easy readers and emblazoned with the familiar red-and-yellow logo, feature lively journalistic design, excellent photographs drawn from the Time-Life archives, and a polished narrative extended with sidebars. In this book, there's a concluding interview (a recurring feature in the series) with Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon--whose own, browsable Promises to Keep [BKL F 15 04] is a natural next step. A different writer has collaborated with Time-Life's editorial staff on each book in the series, which currently includes titles on John F. Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman. Jennifer Mattson
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“ … lively journalistic design, excellent photographs drawn from the Time-Life archives, and a polished narrative extended with sidebars.” (Booklist)
“Two new biographical series … have worthy entries … good, well-illustratred books with lots of photographs;” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Top Customer Reviews
The book was not too long and not too short. It contained the right amount of information for kids.
I would recommend this book to kids who are learning about the Jackie Robinson. I learned a lot from reading this book. He is a great role model for kids today.
Great price too!
He skimmed the book. He SKIMMED THE BOOK! And then he started talking to me about what he'd skimmed, quizzing me, for instance, on when Jackie Robinson was born. You guys, coming from this child, that's a home run. And I thoroughly suspect he'll actually read it later...when I'm not around to see, lol. What that should say to you is this is a very engaging book that will pull in even the most reluctant of readers. :)
There are LOADS of pictures in the book, which helps break up the text and I think was part of what made it less intimidating. (To the point that his five year old brother also enjoyed looking through the book!) I read it for content before I gave it to the big brother, and it's spot on. It talks about the challenges Jackie Robinson faced in a way that kids can connect with, and I learned a lot about him from the book.
Overall, awesome book, highly recommend!
This baseball story is a great biography that teaches kids valuable lessons. It will educate kids on how to fulfill their own dreams. I give it five stars, strongly encourage every kid to read it, and I'm Marvin P. Ferguson, author of Boys On The Gold Coast.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these books! My grandson (who does not like to read) will read these books and enjoy learning great facts about the people.Published 1 month ago by Lorraine Golden
TWO THUMBS UP for the Jackie Robinson Time for Kids. What an American hero!Published 6 months ago by Nicola Logue
Easy read with great detail. My 2nd grader used it for her 1st History FairPublished 9 months ago by THUNDA