Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence
Illustrated By: Barry Root
Stock No: WW412701
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence  -     By: Deloris Jordan
    Illustrated By: Barry Root

Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence

Illustrated By: Barry Root
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books / 2014 / Paperback

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When Michael Jordan was a boy he was dreaming of basketball. He wanted so badly to be a basketball player, but not on television but in the Olympics. He learned from the beginning that it takes hard work to make your dreams come through. Written by Jordan's mother Deloris Jordan.

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Title: Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence
By: Deloris Jordan
Illustrated By: Barry Root
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 12.00 X 9.00 (inches)
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 1442412704
ISBN-13: 9781442412705
Ages: 4-8
Stock No: WW412701

Publisher's Description

Olympic dreams come true in this inspiring picture book from Michael Jordan’s mother, author of the New York Times bestselling Salt in His Shoes.

Long before he became a professional All-Star basketball player, Michael Jordan had dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal—and with dedication and perseverance, that’s exactly what he did. This heartwarming picture book, written by Michael’s mother and illustrated by Barry Root, gives a rare glimpse into a sports hero’s childhood and emphasizes the role that good values play in success. An ideal companion to the New York Times bestselling Salt in His Shoes, this is an inspirational story for sports fans, go-getters, and anyone with big dreams!

Author Bio

Deloris Jordan is Michael Jordan’s mother and the coauthor of Salt in His Shoes and Michael’s Golden Rules, illustrated by Kadir Nelson; Did I Tell You I Love You Today?, illustrated by Shane W. Evans; and Dream Big, illustrated by Barry Root. She is also the author of Family First: Winning the Parenting Game, a book highlighting the seven principles of parenting. Through her work with the James R. Jordan Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mrs. Jordan is widely regarded as an advocate for children and families. The mother of five children and the grandmother of eleven, Mrs. Jordan lives in Chicago.

Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including Gumbrella, which he also wrote; Dream Big; By My Brother’s Side; and Game Day, which received a Christopher Award in the category of books for young people. He lives with his family in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

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