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Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A.…

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

by David A. Adler

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Traces the life of the Yankees' star ballplayer, focusing on his character and his struggle with the terminal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.



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This book is about the famous baseball player. Young sports fans will enjoy this. ( )
  JuanCunningham | Sep 18, 2018 |
This book was a biography about the famous baseball player, Lou Gehrig. It explained how Lou never missed a day of school when he he was young. Once he got to college, he quickly was recruited by the New York Yankees to play Major League babseball. After being on the team for only two games, he started for the first time and from then on played 2,130 consecutive games. He was loved throughout all of baseball. One day, Lou started to not play as well and learned he had a rare disease that was causing his muscles to weaken. Lou had to retire. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame and was even dedicated a day to honor him by Yankee fans. Lou died at the age of 37 and all of baseball was saddened. Throughout all of his hardships, Lou Gehrig never spoke badly of his illness, he only spoke of how lucky he was and all that he was thankful for. This book can be used to teach children about perseverance, hard work, courage, and alway finding the good in life. It can teach students very important lessons that can help them grow and prosper in life. ( )
  KatelynPoore | Mar 11, 2018 |
Lou Gehrig was a Yankees ball player who was a baseball star. At a young age he is diagnosed with a disease that will take his life but insists that he is still the luckiest man alive. This is a good biography because it tells the simplified life story of Lou Gehrig. Would use this for primary and intermediate. Illustrations: watercolor ( )
  SkyD17 | Apr 4, 2017 |
If you have a student who love shorts or baseball and you need to fulfill a biography requirement, this nonfiction book about Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig is a great, go-to book. It is relatively short and on a fourth grade Accelerated Reader level. Through this book, students learn about dedication, determination, illness, and legacy. ( )
  Laura_Ashley | Nov 10, 2016 |
I enjoyed reading a biography about Lou Gehrig that was meant for younger students because it discussed his life, but also included many pictures that added to its appeal for children. The way that David Adler writes about Lou Gehrig provides students who may not know who he was the necessary information to follow his life. It begins with Lou's childhood and how both of his parents are immigrants and follows his life until he retired from baseball and passed away due to ALS. I thought that the pacing of the story was a bit slower than I would have liked, but that is expected with a biographical story. Overall I enjoyed it and found it to be accurate to other biographies that I have read on him. ( )
  dschae7 | Oct 20, 2016 |
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For Phil Rizzuto, whose sure hands and kind heart have brought joy to several generations of New Yorkers, and for Michael Seth Adler, one of his greatest fans. -D.A.A  
For my wife, Leslie; our children, Kate Kellee, and Michael; and Michele. -T.W.
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