Jim Thorpe, Original All-American

ISBN-10: 0142412333

ISBN-13: 9780142412336

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph 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 wasnt 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 fansan illuminating and lively read about a truly great American by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac.
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List price: $9.99
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

JOSEPH BRUCHAC is a poet, storyteller, and author of more than sixty books for children and adults who has received many literary honors, including the American Book Award and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is of Abenaki and Slovak heritage, and lives in Greenfield Center, New York.

You Can Call Me Jim
Running Away
The Finest Game in the World
Carlisle's Visit
Back Home
Garden Grove
Off to Carlisle
Follow the Trolley Tracks
Cadet Thorpe
The Routine
Clearing the Bar
Keep a-Goin'
Summer at Carlisle
Nobody Tackles Jim
The World of the Football Boys
Indian Field
First Touchdown
The Association
Doing Well
Oklahoma Summer
Warm-Up Games
The Toughest Season
The Reluctant Track Star
Summer Ball
Being Missed
Tough Seasons
A Friend for Life
So Far, So Good
Better Than Ever Before
Olympic Glory
All Kinds of Opportunities
The 1912 Season
Everything Comes to an End
Things Come Around
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