From the Series Amazing Athletes
At 5’11" and 165 pounds, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is much smaller than the usual Major League Baseball player. Growing up in Renton, Washington, Tim was told he was too small to be a star athlete. He proved people wrong by winning the National League Cy Young Award in 2008 as the league’s best pitcher. Then he won the award again in 2009. Tim secured his place as one of baseball’s greatest pitchers by helping the Giants win the World Series in 2010. Learn more about Tim’s amazing life and career.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.5|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||7.375 x 8.625|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||149569|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Jeff Savage
Jeff Savage has written dozens of books for young readers. He lives in California and frequently visits schools around the country to talk to kids about his work.
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Inspire sports fans with the success stories of Amazing Athletes. These attractive high-interest biographies include a description of an athlete’s career from the beginning through his or her current achievements. This series is perfect for reluctant readers. View available downloads →