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

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

by Kathleen Krull
Illustrator Kathryn Hewitt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | February 1, 1997 | Hardcover

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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

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 96 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.5 in

Published: February 1, 1997

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152008063

ISBN - 13: 9780152008062

Found in: Sports
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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

by Kathleen Krull
Illustrator Kathryn Hewitt

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 96 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.5 in

Published: February 1, 1997

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152008063

ISBN - 13: 9780152008062

From the Publisher

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 Krullis well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, includingLives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians,and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author ofHarvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez,illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well asThe Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny)andLincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country),both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website atwww.kathleenkrull.com.

From Our Editors

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

Editorial Reviews

"Far juicier and more revealing reading than more usual pious sports biographies."-Publishers Weekly

"Krull hits another home run. . . . Interesting, entertaining, and fact-filled."-American Bookseller

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12