Lives of the Athletes: Thrills and Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)


Twenty true stories bring the lives and personalities of athletes into the light.  These ultimate pros whose physical abilities and consummate skill have made them household names become a little bit more human when we become privvy to  some of their quirky habits. Athletes include: Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth, Red Grange, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Sonja Henie, Jessie Owens, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Wilma Rudolph, Arthur Ashe, Bruce Lee and more.

Plenty of thrills and home runs made Babe Ruth was the greatest slugger ever but did you know that  off the field  he was known to enjoy a little  pickled eel and chocolate ice cream?  Ruth and nineteen others earned their share of oohs and aahs and now they are fair game!

96 pages    978-0544247604   Ages   9-12

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