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Jim Thorpe, Original All-American (Reprint) (Paperback) (Joseph Bruchac)

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Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football and Major League baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. But his life wasn?t easy. Born on a reservation, he endured family tragedy and was sent to various Native American boarding schools. Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling under the now-legendary coach Pop Warner. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans?an illuminating and lively read about a truly great American by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac."The novel is a superb blend of fiction and nonfiction, rooted in the author's usual careful research."—Kirkus Reviews
Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football and Major League baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. But his life wasnÂ't easy. Born on a reservation, he endured family tragedy and was sent to various Native American boarding schools. Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling under the now-legendary coach Pop Warner. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fansÂ?an illuminating and lively read about a truly great American by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 276.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / Europe, Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas, Love + Romance
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Language: English
Street Date: October 2, 2008
TCIN: 11324759
UPC: 9780142412336
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2137

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