From the Series Amazing Athletes
Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen didn’t have much growing up. But he did have big dreams about playing for a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. In 2005, those dreams came true when the Pirates chose Andrew with the 11th pick in the MLB draft. The Pirates were a bad team. They hadn’t been to the playoffs since 1992. Andrew helped change all that. In 2013, he led the Pirates to the playoffs, and he was named National League Most Valuable Player in the process.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.4|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||7.375 x 8.625|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||171394|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Websites, 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 →