Jim Thorpe, Original All-american

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Paw Prints, 24 груд. 2008 р. - 276 стор.
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 wasnÂ't 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 fansÂ-an illuminating and lively read about a truly great American by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac.

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It was very off-putting to hear the author (who was only 11 when Jim Thorpe died) narrate Thorpe's story from the first person. All the cheery glibness made me want to puke. At least my library had accurately catagorized this as fiction. What a waste of time! Читати огляд повністю

JIM THORPE: Original All-American

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Jim Thorpe was a modern American Indian hero. At Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Thorpe excelled in sports and later became known as the world's greatest athlete. Taking money to play semi-pro ... Читати огляд повністю

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