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The World Series
ISBN: 9781467718967
Author: Doeden, Matt
Publisher: Millbrook Pr
Published: March 2014
Retail: $34.65    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: Chronicles the history of the World Series, highlighting the clutch players, big upsets, and wild plays of the "Fall Classic."
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball & Softball
Library of Congress Subjects:
World Series (Baseball); History; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 796.357/646
LCCN: 2013018082
Lexile Measure: 960
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Spectacular Sports
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 9.50" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Sports, Reference, Middle School, Activity/Workbooks
Grade level(s): 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Fall)
Profusely illustrated with photographs and written in succinct, fast-moving prose, this historical overview of the World Series will please baseball fans. Spanning the years from the first, unofficial Series in 1903 to the recent 2012 season, Doeden highlights memorable games, plays, and stars. With invitingly open pages and engaging text, this is definitely worth adding to any baseball book collection. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 June)

Gr 4–6—Doeden, a sports writer who has written numerous books for children, provides a history of the World Series. Because the event dates back to 1903—beginning formally when two leagues, the American League and the National League, agreed to play a "best-of-seven series in October"—much of this history can be found in other titles. Doeden highlights a variety of topics in chapters such as "Unforgettable: The Greatest World Series Games Ever Played," "Coming up Clutch: The Best World Series Performers," and "From the Black Sox to the Bloody Sock: Memorable World Series Moments." Readers may be inspired to compare these "best" and "greatest" to those described in other sources, such as James Buckley's World Series (DK, 2004). What makes this book stand out is the brief section with paragraphs on other baseball championships: the College World League, the Negro World League, and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, to name a few. Vintage photographs are included along with new colorful action shots in an attractive arrangement that moves the narrative text along. The book concludes with a two-page chart listing World Series results from 1903 to 2012. Here is a chance to update older collections with a new and appealing overview.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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