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Author Winter, Jonah. 1962-

Title You never heard of Sandy Koufax?! / by Jonah Winter ; illustrations by André Carrilho.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 796.357 Koufax,S WIN    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Non-fiction    j 796.357 Koufax,S WIN    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 KOUFAX,S WIN    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 KOUFAX,S WIN    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 KOUFAX,S WIN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Summary In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season--different--firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still "scratchin' their heads over Sandy," who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day.
Subject Koufax, Sandy, 1935- -- Juvenile literature.
Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Carrilho, André.
Added Title Sandy Koufax?!
ISBN 9780375837388
9780375937385 (glb)
0375937382 (glb)

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