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  • Inspired by the life of pioneering female baseball player Alta Weiss, and dramatized by Terry Widener's bold illustrations, Girl Wonder tells the unforgettable story of a true American original.
  • 5-8 Years
  • 10.7" x 7.8" Paperback
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Sports & Recreation

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About the Book



When Alta Weiss throws a corncob at a tomcat chasing her favorite hen, folks know one thing for sure: She may be a girl, but she's got some arm. This is the exciting story of the pioneering female baseball player--a true American original. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Inspired by the life of pioneering female baseball player Alta Weiss, and dramatized by Terry Widener's bold illustrations, Girl Wonder tells the unforgettable story of a true American original.

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 she's got some arm.

When she's seventeen, Alta hears about a semipro team, the Independents. Here's her big chance! But one look at Alta's long skirts tells Coach all he needs to know--girls can't play baseball! But faster than you can say "strike out," Alta proves him wrong: Girls can play baseball!



About the Author



Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Literacy Association Award; Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt of Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her online at DeborahHopkinson.com.

Terry Widener is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, and America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, also by David A. Adler, a Junior Library Guild Selection. He is also the illustrator of Peg and the Whale by Kenneth Oppel and If the Shoe Fit by Gary Soto. Mr. Widener lives with his wife and three children in McKinney, Texas.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.7 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 5-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Theme: Baseball & Softball
Format: Paperback
Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2006
TCIN: 11863971
UPC: 9781416913931
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-5564
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 7.8 inches width x 10.7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.4 pounds
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