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Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias | [Don Van Natta Jr.]

Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then, Babe attempted to conquer golf. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history. But at the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. Babe would then take her most daring step of all....
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Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then, Babe attempted to conquer golf. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history.

At the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. Babe would then take her most daring step of all: go public and try to win again with the hope of inspiring the world. A rollicking saga, stretching across the first half of the 20th century, Wonder Girl is as fresh, heartfelt, and graceful as Babe herself.

©2011 Don Van Natta Jr. (P)2011 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What the Critics Say

"[Don Van Natta Jr.] spirits the reader away on this fairy-tale story with grace and humor.... Enormously inspiring." (Kirkus Reviews)

"[An] engaging biography.... a story that every American sports fan should relish." (Publishers Weekly)

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