The Story of All-Star Athlete Jim Thorpe

The Story of All-Star Athlete Jim Thorpe by Joseph Bruchac

The Story of All-Star Athlete Jim Thorpe

Illustrated by S.D. Nelson
  • Paperback
  • Lee & Low Books (2018)
  • SKU: 9781643790107
Regular price $8.95
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Jim Thorpe's parents knew he was special from the day he was born. He developed his athletic skills early on, playing outdoors and hunting with his father and brother. But when Jim was sent away to Indian boarding schools, he was confined to stiff uniforms and strict rules. While he struggled in academics, he always excelled in sports. As Jim moved from school to school over the years, overcoming family tragedies, he always remembered the encouragement of his brother and the words of his father—that the white man's knowledge was necessary for him and his people to survive. The Story of All-Star Athlete Jim Thorpe is a fresh look at a world-renowned champion and allows the reader to meet the person behind the celebrated athlete. This chapter book in our "Story" line includes black-and-white illustrations as well as sidebars on related subjects, a timeline, a glossary, and recommended reading.

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