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, 11.67 × 8.75 × 0.62 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: 10

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

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

by Kathleen Krull
Illustrator Kathryn Hewitt

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 96 pages, 11.67 × 8.75 × 0.62 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 Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln 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 at www.kathleenkrull.com . Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.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: 10