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

Hardcover | February 1, 1997

byKathleen KrullIllustratorKathryn Hewitt

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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

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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

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 11.67 × 8.75 × 0.62 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ISBN - 10:0152008063

ISBN - 13:9780152008062

Appropriate for ages: 10

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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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"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