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Cinderella man

Author: Paul Shipton; Cliff Hollingsworth; Akiva Goldsman; Marc Cerasini
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Education, 2008.
Series: Penguin readers., Level 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Great Depression, an everyday common-man hero, James J. Braddock was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. With the Depression going strong in the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-boxer was seemingly as broken-down and out-of-luck as the rest of the America. Driven by love and determination, he returned to the ring. He did not have much of a shot, but James was fueled by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sports stories
Movie novels
Readers
Biography
Problems, exercises, etc
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Named Person: James J Braddock
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Shipton; Cliff Hollingsworth; Akiva Goldsman; Marc Cerasini
ISBN: 9781405882088 1405882085 9781405879477 1405879475 9781408294246 1408294249 9781408292648 1408292645
OCLC Number: 217116075
Notes: Included in the reader: Activities.
"Intermediate (1700 headwords) ; Contemporary ; American English ; Number of words (excluding activities): 15,600 ; [CEF:] B1"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: vii, 78 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm + 3 audio discs (digital : 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: A lucky man --
Hard times --
An embarrassemnt --
A new life --
Broken promises --
One fight only --
Back in the ring --
A second chance --
Not the same guy --
Night in the park --
Face to face with the champion --
The big day --
The hopes of the crowd --
The luckiest man.
Series Title: Penguin readers., Level 4.
Responsibility: written by Marc Cerasini ; based on the motion picture screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman ; motion picture story by Cliff Hollingsworth ; retold by Paul Shipton.

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Contemporary / American EnglishJim Braddock is a successful boxer in New York. But in October 1929 the American economy fails, and at the same time Jim starts to lose in the boxing ring. Does the  Read more...

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