Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mike Trout by Jon Fishman-ADVISABLE

Fishman, Jon M. Mike Trout. Pgs. 32. Lerner Publishing, 2014. $7.95. INFORMATION.

Mike Trout’s size and speed made him stand out as a great baseball player, but how did Mike become drafted to the Los Angeles Angel and later, play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game? Mike was born in Vineland, New Jersey on August 7, 1991. Right away, baseball came easily to him. Every day, his father, Jeff would bring him to Millville High School’s baseball team practices where he taught and coached. Freshman year, Mike made Varsity. By his junior year, he was one of the best pitchers in the state. In 2009, Greg Morhardt, scout for Los Angeles Angels, saw Mike play and the team decided to pick him. Now, the rest is history.

An informative guide to Mike Trout for fans of baseball. The layout is well-done. The easy to read text and pictures complement each other and are eye-catching. Readers interested in sport or who need to read a non-fiction book will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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