Babe Didrikson Zaharias
From the Series On My Own Biography
Babe Didrikson was running and jumping hedges at the age of eight. Her dedication to training and practicing resulted in her becoming one of the greatest woman athletes of the century. Although she won two gold medals and one silver medal in track and field events at the 1932 Olympics, Babe excelled in every sport that she played.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.9|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF007100, JNF007020|
|Dimensions||5.875 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||47153|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Afterword, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline|
School Library Journal
“Soft, realistic colored-pencil drawings on every page add information and emotion. This title will fill the need for more accessible titles about women in sports. . .” —School Library Journal
Author: Jane Sutcliffe
Jane Sutcliffe was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in the days when library fines were a penny. One of her earliest memories was the weekly trip to the local library with her father. She's loved books ever since. Her childhood was fairly average. In fact, it was so average that all her friends had pretty much the same childhood. They all went to the same school, and attended the same church on Sundays. Their mothers all called them home to supper at the same time. On weekends they visited grandmothers and aunties who spoke a different language when they didn't want the children to understand. To live any differently seemed exciting and exotic to her, so she began to read biographies, just to get a peek at how other people lived day to day, in different times and places. When she was 10 or 11, she spent a whole year reading nothing but biographies. So it wasn't a big surprise when Jane began to write them, too. So far she's written nearly two-dozen biographies as well as other nonfiction books and articles. She loves everything about writing: the research, the sweating over the perfect word or phrase or sentence, the joy in the finished product. But she especially loves the time she spends visiting readers at schools. She lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Skip, their dog Willy, assorted cows and goats—and lots and lots of books.
Illustrator: Jeni Reeves
Jeni Reeves is a painter and children's book illustrator with a background in communication and fine arts. Her illustrated picture books include authors' stories about world culture, history, biography, and folklore. Travel and study fuel Jeni's work, as does an abiding interest in history and language.
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On My Own Biography
Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →