From the Series Amazing Athletes
Mike Trout’s size and speed have made him a standout baseball player, even in his earliest games. But he would not have earned a spot on the Los Angeles Angels without a strong will to work. After being drafted in 2009, Mike started to make his way through the minor leagues. By the end of 2012, he was playing in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and hitting big home runs. Follow Mike’s story from his years as a high school baseball fan in New Jersey to superstardom in Los Angeles.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Sports|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.2|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||7.375 x 8.625|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||163927|
|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: Jon M. Fishman
Jon M. Fishman is an editor, author, and sports fan. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and three dogs.
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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 →