Jim Thorpe's Bright Path

Joseph Bruchac, Author, S. D. Nelson, Illustrator
Joseph Bruchac, Author, S. D. Nelson, Illustrator Lee & Low Books $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-58430-166-0
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004
Release date: 05/01/2004
Paperback - 40 pages - 978-1-60060-340-2
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New titles give informed views of talented Native American figures. Jim Thorpe's Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by S.D. Nelson, is a historical picture-book portrayal of the legendary Olympian and all-American athlete. Bouncing between boarding schools, young Jim never finds academics as compelling as sports. Yet despite the deaths of his twin brother, mother and father over an eight-year period, Thorpe thrives at Carlisle Indian School, his feats there just the beginning of a life filled with athletic success. An author's note and timeline highlight important events in Thorpe's adulthood.
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