Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Horner, Doogie
By (author): Stabler, David
Series: Kid Legends
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: November 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 8.27in x 5.80in x 0.73in
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From The Publisher*The author and illustrator of Kid Presidents have reteamed to share 20 true tales from the childhoods of famous athletes. From Babe Ruth (so incorrigible that his parents put him in reform school at age 7) to Muhammad Ali (who learned to fight at age 12 after a thief stole his bicycle), Kid Athletes is packed with inspirational stories from the world of sports. Billie Jean King rose from modest circumstances to win 39 Grand Slam championships; race car champion Danica Patrick fended of bullies who told her "girls can't drive"; and martial arts legend Bruce Lee credited his success, in part, to childhood dance lessons. Every goal, touchdown, and championship comes to life in these kid-friendly and relatable stories, all with Doogie Horner's whimsical full-color illustrations. Kid Athletes is a slam dunk for young sports fans everywhere.
Review Quote*"Perfect for the adolescent set, these inspiring stories mix fun and non-fiction."-Geeks of Doom

"...outstanding...Inspiring and entertaining, Kid Athletes isn't just for sports fans."-Booklist, starred review
Biographical NoteDavid Stabler and Doogie Horner previously collaborated on Kid Presidents (Quirk, 2014). Both live in New York City.