2 edition of Young Jim Thorpe found in the catalog.
Young Jim Thorpe
by Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Written in English
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About Jim Thorpe, Original All-American. Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football, Major League b aseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. He’ll forever be remembered by the sports community and by his Native American community, who consider him a hero on par with Crazy Horse. Focusing on Jim Thorpe's years at Carlisle, this book brings his early athletic career, and especially his college football days, to life, while also dispelling some myths about him and movingly depicting the Native American experience at the turn of the 20th century.
Buy a cheap copy of Young Jim Thorpe: All-American Athlete book by Edward Farrell. Free shipping over $ This book is the story of football player Jim Thorpe's life. The story takes the reader through everything that Jim Thorpe did up to when he played football, including going to boarding school and losing his brother. From Jim Thorpe's Bright Path I learned so many things about him/5(3).
Jim began to take interest in the games played at the school, such as baseball. He was an all-round athlete even at his young age. When he was a child, they did not have much to play with. They used sticks for bats, and rocks for bases, and they made their qwn rules. Jim absolutely hated the school. Born in in Oklahoma Territory, Jim Thorpe was a Sac and Fox Indian. After attending the Sac and Fox agency school and Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas, he transferred to Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. At Carlisle he led the football team to victories over some of the nation's best college teams-Army, Navy, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska.
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Jim Thorpe is an inspiration, and this book plants his story in the brain of even very young children. Thanks, Don Brown. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Cathy. out of 5 stars Kids should know about Jim Thorpe.
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, Cited by: 1. I struggled with how to rate this book. I decided on a 5 of 5 star rating because the author does provide for younger readers an introduction to the life of Jim Thorpe although fails to adequately incorporate the whole story within the main biography/5(8).
Jim Thorpe Original All-American is a biography about Jim Thorpe's life and career as an Olympic and a professional athlete written by Joseph Bruchac. The author's purpose is to tell readers about Jim's personal life as well as his amazing athletic ability in all sports.4/5.
In this rather disappointing picture book biography, Brown (Mack Made Movies) spotlights the early years of Native American Olympian athlete Jim Thorpe through to his participation in the Olympic.
Nelson. collaborated with Joseph Bruchac as illustrator of Crazy Horse's Vision and Jim Thorpe's Bright is also the author and illustrator of two picture book stories inspired by the traditions of his Lakota heritage — Gift Horse, winner of the Parents' Choice Award, and The Star People, an Oppenheim Gold Award winner.
A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.
“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.”. Young Jim happily would have stayed in Oklahoma and worked the land, but his father had other ideas. Hiram Thorpe had heard of this Indian school in faraway Carlisle, Pa., and he was intrigued.
The school was founded by a U.S. Cavalry officer, Lt. Richard Pratt, to educate young Indians in the ways of the white man’s world. Get this from a library. Bright Path: young Jim Thorpe. [Don Brown] -- A biography of Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, focusing on how his boyhood education set the stage for his athletic achievements which gained him international fame and Olympic gold medals.
The Jim Thorpe Rotary Club, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. likes. The Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe members are engaged in business, educational, governmental and retired pursuits. The Club supports Followers: In “Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team,” Steve Sheinkin recounts those mythical seasons and the remarkable performances of Thorpe, a Author: Carvell Wallace.
Get this from a library. Young Jim Thorpe: All-American athlete. [Edward Farrell; Marie De John] -- A brief biography of the American Indian who became known as one of the greatest all-around athletes of the twentieth century. James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as "Bright Path"; – Ma ) was a Sac and Fox.
Synopsis. Jim Thorpe was born circanear current-day Prague, Oklahoma. An All-American in football at the Carlisle Indian School, he won the pentathlon and decathlon at the Jim Thorpe, byname of James Francis Thorpe, (bornnear Prague, Indian Territory [now in Oklahoma], U.S.—died MaLomita, California), one of the most accomplished all-around athletes in history, who in was selected by American sportswriters and broadcasters as the greatest American athlete and the greatest gridiron football player of the first half.
This year, Mauch Chunk (now known as Jim Thorpe) celebrates its Bicentennial. Officially founded in and renamed for the legendary athlete inJim Thorpe retains an impressively large percentage of its history.
With its architecture, a relatively unchanged downtown, and a vast collection of photos and documents in the Carbon County court house, [ ]. The keynote speaker was Robert W.
Wheeler, a former public relations man for ABC sports now living near Denton, Texas. Thorpe’s sons feel. The movie Jim Thorpe—All American immortalized him, though when he died two years later, more than four years passed before his remains were laid to rest in the newly christened Jim Thorpe, Pa.—a result of family, community and government squabbles.
Buford's attention to detail is largely a strength, but it occasionally breeds long /5(5). The Jim Thorpe, PA White Pages phone book. Search our online phone book to find phone numbers, addresses, and more.
Jim Thorpe Demographic Data Population 8, Mediam Household Income $50k - $60k Total Households Average Home Value $, Median Age 45. IN sports, the word legend is painfully overworked.
But in the minds of all those who know what he was, Jim Thorpe is truly a legend - a muscular young man. Jim Thorpe Little League, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
likes 12 talking about this were here. Dedicated to teaching teamwork and sportsmanship to the youth of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.5/5(6). His new book, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team, made me forget about college basketball for a few days.
The book launches with a three-page “Tryout” that will have readers weaving through the rest of the book’s chapters as quickly as one of the walk-on tryouts Thorpe ran through an entire opposing line.Jim Thorpe is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on Aug Died: Ma Lomita, California. American football player, baseball player, and Olympic athlete.
American track star and professional football and baseball player Jim Thorpe was the hero of the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, but had his gold medals taken from him for his status as a professional athlete.