Win One for the Gipper
 

Win One for the Gipper

Sleeping Bear Press   |  2004  |  40 pages

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.

 

Honors & Awards

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

International Reading Association's Teacher's Choice, Intermediate, Winner, 2005

Great Lakes Book Award Finalist, Runner-up, 2005


 

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