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 Kathle Krull
Illustrator Kathr Hewitt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | February 1, 1997 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 96 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.52 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)

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

by Kathle Krull
Illustrator Kathr Hewitt

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 96 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.52 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

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.

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