Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth

by Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer

Now in paperback, the award-winning story of Babe Ruth--the legend

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152045999
  • ISBN-10: 0152045996
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 04/01/2003
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Like most boys, he spent his summers playing ball on a dirt lot, but George Herman Ruth, Jr. followed his dreams to become a legend. He is the Babe—Babe Ruth—and baseball is his game.

Powerful oil paintings and spare, dramatic text draw readers into the mind of this larger-than-life sports hero. Reproductions of vintage-style baseball cards throughout the book detail Babe Ruth's career highlights.

Home Run is a compelling portrait of a man, and of a time when baseball was truly America's game.

About the author
Robert Burleigh

Robert Burleigh is the author of many books for children including Flight: the journey of Charles Lindbergh, which won the Orbus Pictus award. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Mike Wimmer

MIKE WIMMER is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including, Will Rogers: An American Legend by Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.


"A superlative tribute, and most definitely a grand slam for this talented duo."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This lyrical picture-book account is a success. . . . Burleigh brings the Babe to life through the moment of one at bat."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"This beautiful book . . . will have baseball fans of many ages cheering for Babe Ruth all over again. A wonderful selection to share across generations."--Booklist