Satchel Paige

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.35 hours)
Product Number: Z100056341
Released: Jul 16, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781430116837
Narrator/s: Dion Graham
Publisher: Live Oak Media
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"Dion Graham's relaxed Southern voice is a perfect complement, enhanced with sound effects and music...the book's large size and Graham's narration combine to offer children a chance to pore over visual details.... Playing in the Negro Leagues was not always a bed of roses, but James Ransome's oil paintings highlight Paige's joi de vivre and joi de baseball."-School Library Journal

Author(s): Lesa Cline-Ransome
Original Publish Date: May 31, 2012

Professional reviews

"This biography chronicles the life of Leroy Paige from his elementary school pitching days to his signature slow ball in the Negro Leagues and for the Cleveland Indians and, finally, his inclusion the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971. Dion Graham narrates at a clip that projects enthusiasm, whether it be for Leroy's early pitching attempts, his satchel-toting services (that nickname "just stuck"), or his pitching and batting duel with his friend Josh Gibson. Graham slows when the tone of Leroy's life becomes serious such as when he went to reform school, learned the difference between throwing and pitching, and bristled at the differences between the two baseball leagues of the 1920s. Vital statistics complete the recording. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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