The Definitive Guide to

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

Written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by James E. Ransome
1234567
5.25
- Bookroo Rating
Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
$17.99
List Price
4-8
Target Age
48
Pages
Picture
Book Type

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Bestselling author Jonah Winter and award-winning illustrator James E. Ransome knock it out of the park with this tribute to one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, Joe DiMaggio. In the golden age of baseball, sports announcers ruled the radio, winning and losing was front-page news, and just about every young boy wanted to grow up to wear Yankee pinstripes, including Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr., a first generation Italian from San Francisco. “Baseball is not a job,” said young Joe’s dad, but through hard work and dedication, Joe grew up to make headlines as a top centerfielder and ace hitter—Joltin’ Joe, the Yankee Clipper. And when the paychecks started rolling in and the newspaper reporters wouldn’t stop calling, you can bet Pop was mighty proud! During the Depression and WWII the country needed something to cheer for, and Joe was the star player who outshone the rest, even marrying movie star Marilyn Monroe—all by keeping his mouth shut and his eye on the ball.

What Kind of Book is Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
1234567
4.5

If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll love this baseball stat heavy and fact-filled telling of the story of Joe DiMaggio and his rise to stardom from very humble beginnings. It has great illustrations and is well-told and for a non-baseball fan, was quite informative (I learned a lot!) while still being interesting. It is on the long side, however, so probably best suited for little readers with longer attention spans.

Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
1234567
6.0

It’s a long book but I found it really entertaining. It kept me interested throughout and I learned quite a few things about Joe DiMaggio, the Yankees, America, and baseball history.

Book Lists That Include Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

Book Lists › historical figures
Important Children's Books About Historical Figures
Book Lists › fact filled
Children's Books About Fact Filled
Book Lists › baseball
Children's Books About Baseball
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

author
Jonah Winter

Jonah Winter is the author of more than thirty celebrated nonfiction picture books including Diego, illustrated by Jeanette Winter; Jazz Age Josephine, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman; Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez; The Founding Fathers! illustrated by Barry Blitt; and Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

View Author

Who Illustrated Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

illustrator
James E. Ransome

James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriett received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop; Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. Some of their titles include Game Changers: The Story of Venus Serena Williams, which received four starred reviews; My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.

View Illustrator

What Has Jonah Winter Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Jonah Winter know that we want more details from them about Joltin' Joe DiMaggio!

What Has James E. Ransome Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let James E. Ransome know that we want more details from them about Joltin' Joe DiMaggio!

More Books From These Creatives

Before She Was Harriet book
5.5
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Before She Was Harriet
Words Set Me Free book
5.3
boats · reading · historical figures · African Americans
Words Set Me Free
Granddaddy's Turn book
5.3
grandpa · race and ethnicity · family · civil rights movement · farms · history
Granddaddy's Turn
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams book
4.8
historical figures · sisters · sports · being famous · siblings
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
Bell Rang book
4.8
slavery · family
Bell Rang
freedom · birds · civil rights movement · war
Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage
strong female characters · historical figures · America · female role models
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) book
4.3
family · dogs · hats · family history
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)
Lillian's Right to Vote book
4.0
Martin Luther King, Jr. · civil rights movement · activism
Lillian's Right to Vote
African Americans · dance
My Story, My Dance

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

Elizabeth Leads the Way book
6.5
Women's Suffrage · activism · history · female role models
Elizabeth Leads the Way
Trombone Shorty book
6.5
Coretta Scott King Award Winners · music
Trombone Shorty
History Uncovered: Dinosaurs book
6.3
dinosaurs · history
History Uncovered: Dinosaurs
Everything & Everywhere book
6.0
Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · journeys · adventure · the world
Everything & Everywhere
The House That Jane Built book
6.0
female role models · activism · community helpers · community · building things · home
The House That Jane Built
An Inconvenient Alphabet book
6.0
alphabet (ABCs) · historical figures · spelling · reading
An Inconvenient Alphabet
Crazy about Cats book
6.0
animal homes · cats
Crazy about Cats
Smart about Sharks book
6.0
the ocean · sharks
Smart about Sharks

Book Details

ISBN 10:
1416940804
ISBN 13:
9781416940807
Publication Date:
September 2, 2014