Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story

By MCCULLY, Emily Arnold

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ISBN
9780374300074
Publisher
Farrar Margaret Ferguson Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 1–3—McCully takes a brief look at the career of Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play in a major-league exhibition game and the first person to play on the New England and American leagues' all-star teams. This story begins in 1900 in Warren, RI, when Murphy's father, who played amateur baseball, declared her a natural at age six. Murphy played catch with her brother, Henry, who was on a local team, but she wanted to play first base. Though her mother voiced the prevailing sentiment of the day ("'It's not a ga...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2015

Using the classic struggle between the underdog and the powerful, McCully introduces Lizzie Murphy, who, at the beginning of the twentieth century, parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. Lizzie's childhood and teen years take center field: she demonstrates her early skills in throwing, catching, and hitting; her love of the game; and a dogged persistence that leads to playing on two amateur boys' teams. At age eighteen, she seizes an o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Lizzie Murphy parlays her love for baseball into a successful career. At eighteen, she seizes an opportun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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