DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow

DAVID ROBINSON

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Age Range: 9 - 15
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Robinson is the kind of guy who makes everyone else feel inadequate: basketball great, piano player, sax blower, electronics whiz, naval officer, smart, humble, respectful, responsible. He even passed up a few seasons of pro ball to fulfill his Annapolis obligation--two years aboard a submarine, if you can imagine that for a seven-foot guy--in which Robinson ``chose learning and loyalty over money.'' Macnow (Sports Great Cal Ripken, Jr., not reviewed, etc.) can't help being mildly adulatory, but he keeps the hero worship in check. The book is aimed at ``reluctant readers,'' and so is lively, accessible, and complemented with an album's worth of photographs. This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-89490-483-3
Page count: 104pp
Publisher: Enslow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1994