Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King
Author: Richard Michelson
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Subject/Category: Gr. 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2012
Review: Set in the mid 1800s, the game of Base is all the rage of neighborhood boys. Lipman and his brother are devoted to the family haberdashery in Brooklyn, but yearn to play the popular game. Jewish traditions insist that family is first, but father decides that the boys might fit into the neighborhood better if they are allowed to play, which is just the beginning for this stellar professional baseball champion.