Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

by Jonah Winter

Other authorsRaul Colon (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2005

Status

Available

Local notes

921 CLE

Collection

Publication

Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2005), 40 pages

Description

On an island called Puerto Rico a boy named Roberto Clemente dreamed of nothing but winning at baseball. With no money -- but plenty of determination -- Clemente practiced on muddy fields with a glove made from a coffee sack. Little League became minor league, which turned into winter league...and, finally, he made it to the major leagues! With lightning speed, towering home runs, and grand slams, Clemente introduced himself to America. Spare, evocative language -- and magnificent illustrations -- tell the story of a great athlete and even greater man who rose through the ranks of baseball to become one of the most admired players of all time.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

40 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0689856431 / 9780689856433

Barcode

5479

User reviews

LibraryThing member mackenzie
This richly-illustrated book weaves the story of the life and career of Roberto Clemente, the Puerto Rican humanitarian and athelete who played baseball for the Pittsburg Pirates. Roberto struggles with determination to adjust to the United States, earn the respect he deserves and play the best ballgame he can.
LibraryThing member acwheeler
Roberto Clemente is a famous baseball player who grew up in Cuba playing the sport he loved, baseball. Roberto worked very hard to finally make it to the major leagues to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He ended up changing the teams appearance for years to come. Roberto lead his team to play the New York Giants in the world championship game. Defeating the Giants will always be remembered for the Pirates. Roberto was not only a leading player on the time, but was a great role model for all. He even went back to Cuba to do community service around his town. Sadly, Roberto died in a plane crash on his way to help victims from the earthquake in Nicaragua. He will always be remembered as a true role model and amazing player for the Pittsburgh Pirates.… (more)
LibraryThing member Ms.Penniman
Retelling: This is the life story of Roberto Clemente. The author focuses on his adjustment to his new home, America, his response to racist reporters, and his philosophy.

Thoughts and Feelings: This book made me want to try harder at everything. It must be wonderful to accomplish something great!
"If you don't try as hard as you can, you are wasting your life." - Roberto Clemente
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LibraryThing member flackm
This a charming biography of Roberto Clemente, a major league baseball player from Puerto Rico. I loved his story and the illustrations are wonderful. This book reinforces the idea that if you work hard enough, you can make things happen for yourself. It also has a humanitarian theme.
LibraryThing member flackm
This a charming biography of Roberto Clemente, a major league baseball player from Puerto Rico. I loved his story and the illustrations are wonderful. This book reinforces the idea that if you work hard enough, you can make things happen for yourself. It also has a humanitarian theme.

Lexile

800L

Pages

40

Rating

(18 ratings; 4)
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