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Jim Thorpe

An Athlete for the Ages

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Jim Thorpe: An Athlete for the Ages by Ellen Labrecque
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Simply the best: those words perfectly describe the multitalented Native American athlete Jim Thorpe. Not only did he excel at baseball and football, but he also won gold medals in the pentathlon "and" the decathlonthe only person in Olympic history to do so. This fascinating biography discusses: Thorpe s many family tragediesincluding the childhood death of his twin brotherWhy he was temporarily stripped of his gold medals (which were restored posthumously)How he helped establish the sport of major league footballHis selection as Greatest Athlete of the 20th century in an Internet poll conducted by ABC s "Wide World of Sports "Kids will enjoy meeting this amazing sports star whose Indian name aptly meant Bright Path. "
Release date Australia
June 24th, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
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