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Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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