Jim Thorpe: Olympic Champion  -     By: Guernsey Van Riper Jr.
    Illustrated By: Van Riper
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Jim Thorpe: Olympic Champion

Illustrated By: Van Riper
Aladdin / 1986 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Aladdin
Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 7.64 X 5.18 X 0.54 (inches)
ISBN: 0020421400
ISBN-13: 9780020421405
Ages: 8-12
Series: Childhood of Famous Americans

Publisher's Description

Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe.

Author Bio

Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. attended DePauw University in 1926. He earned two varsity letters as quarterback on the football team and one letter as a first baseman on the baseball team. After graduating, he worked in advertising then became an editor at Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company. He turned his love of sports into books, writing biographies of Lou Gehrig and Knute Rockne along with ten other children’s books.

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