Jim Thorpe, Original All-american

Paperback | October 2, 2008

byJoseph 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 

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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, ...

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.41 × 0.72 inPublished:October 2, 2008Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142412333

ISBN - 13:9780142412336

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?The novel is a superb blend of fiction and nonfiction, rooted in the author?s usual careful research.? ?Kirkus Reviews