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Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Publisher Comments:

Almost everybody can reel off stats about a favorite athlete, but few fans know the person behind the trophies and medals. Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) tells more than just the physical achievements of twenty groundbreaking athletes. What did they like to eat, to drink, to wear? What childhood games did they play? How did they handle fame and fortune? Avid sports fans and phobics alike will relish this collection of fears, habits, quirks, and what the neighbors found to gossip about.   

Synopsis:

What is your favorite athlete's biggest fear? Strangest habit? Craziest quirk? And what did their neighbors have to say about them? Find out all you ever wanted to know about your favorite sports stars in Lives of the Athletes. Biographical information has never been this much fun to read!

Synopsis:

Most people can reel off a string of stats about their favorite sports hero, but few fans know the person behind the trophies and medals. This book reveals little-known personal facts about Sonja Henie, Bruce Lee, Jackie Robinson, and many other champions of sport. Color illus.

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Babe Ruth was the greatest slugger ever--and off the field snacked on pickled eels and chocolate ice cream. Johnny Weissmuller swam to Olympic fame--and on land practiced the Tarzan yell. “Krull hits another home run.”--American Bookseller

About the Author

KATHLEEN KRULL is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of... series. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. Kathle

Table of Contents

Jim Thorpe — Duke Kahanamoku — Babe Ruth — Red Grange — Johnny Weissmuller — Gertrude Ederle — Babe Didrikson Zaharias — Sonja Henie — Jesse Owens — Jackie Robinson — Sir Edmund Hillary — Maurice Richard — Maureen Connolly — Roberto Clemente — Wilma Rudolph — Arthur Ashe — Peter Maravich — Bruce Lee — Pelâe — Flo Hyman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152008062
ill.:
Hewitt, Kathryn
Author:
Hewitt, Kathryn
Author:
ewitt
Author:
Krull, Kathleen
Author:
Kathryn H
Author:
Hewitt, Kathryn
Publisher:
Hmh Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Athletes
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Lives Of...
Series Volume:
104-111
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Biographies
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Product details 96 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152008062 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
What is your favorite athlete's biggest fear? Strangest habit? Craziest quirk? And what did their neighbors have to say about them? Find out all you ever wanted to know about your favorite sports stars in Lives of the Athletes. Biographical information has never been this much fun to read!
"Synopsis" by , Most people can reel off a string of stats about their favorite sports hero, but few fans know the person behind the trophies and medals. This book reveals little-known personal facts about Sonja Henie, Bruce Lee, Jackie Robinson, and many other champions of sport. Color illus.

"Synopsis" by ,
Babe Ruth was the greatest slugger ever--and off the field snacked on pickled eels and chocolate ice cream. Johnny Weissmuller swam to Olympic fame--and on land practiced the Tarzan yell. “Krull hits another home run.”--American Bookseller

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