Win One for the Gipper: America's Football Hero
by Kathy-jo Wargin
Like most boys growing up in Michigan in the early 1900s, George Gipp enjoyed playing sports. But even as a small boy, his athletic skills set him apart from the others. When he is awarded a baseball scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, his future seems set. An afternoon's horseplay with a football, however, brings George to the attention of assistant football coach Knute Rockne, and Notre Dame football is transformed forever. Setting records and winning fans' hearts, George seems unstoppable -- until cruel fate intervenes. Now, for every young reader who has ever wondered about the phrase "Win one for the Gipper," comes the inspiring story of the legendary George Gipp.Kathy-jo Wargin has written such bestselling titles as The Legend of Sleeping Bear, The Legend of the Loon, and The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell. She is a faculty member of the Bear River Writers Workshop, sponsored by the University of Michigan. She lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan. Bruce Langton's unmistakable style and unique ability to capture not only sporting and wildlife scenes, but also contemporary landscapes has won him numerous awards including the 1998 Featured Artist for the Northern Wildlife Art Expo. Win One for the Gipper is Bruce's seventh book with Sleeping Bear Press. He lives with his family in Granger, Indiana.
- Dewey: 796.332/092 B
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362219): 40 pages, 9 (w) x 11 (h), © 2005, 09/30/2004
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 5.4
- ATOS Interest Level: LG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 82908
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football (JNF054050)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation (JNF007100)
- Storytelling Awards--Stories for Adolescent Listeners Category, Winner, 2007
- New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Shortlist--Intermediate Category, Short-listed, 2006
- New York State Reading Association Charlotte Committee Suggested Reading List--Intermediate Category, Short-listed, 2006
- New York State Reading Association Charlotte Committee Suggested Reading, Commended, 2006
- IRA Teacher's Choice, Intermediate, Winner, 2005
- Great Lakes Book Award Finalist, Runner-up, 2005
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Author: Kathy-jo Wargin
Kathy-jo Wargin is the author of more than 45 books and has earned national acclaim through award-winning children's classics such as Michigan's official state book, The Legend of Sleeping Bear, Children's Choice Award winner The Legend of the Loon, The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, and many others. Kathy-jo enjoys writing about nature, folklore, and its effect on all our lives. She is a frequent guest speaker and presenter for associations, school districts, and conferences throughout the country. She lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Illustrator: Bruce Langton
Bruce Langton's unmistakable style and unique ability to capture not only sporting and wildlife scenes, but also contemporary landscapes has won him numerous awards including the 1998 Featured Artist for the Northern Wildlife Art Expo. He lives with his family in Granger, Indiana.