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Jim Thorpe

"There's No Such Thing as 'Can't'"

Series: Americans—The Spirit of a Nation

By Michael A. Schuman

American Indian Jim Thorpe made great feats a routine during his athletic career, winning gold medals in the Olympics and playing professional baseball and football. Although he faced bitter racism during his life, Thorpe continued to excel. When he received his gold medal for the decathlon in the 1912 Olympics, the King of Sweden proclaimed him the "greatest athlete in the world." Author Michael A. Schuman relates this American's exciting story, including the revocation and ultimate return of his gold medals, using interviews with Jim Thorpe's son and daughter as part of his research.

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"Well researched, informative, easy-to-read biography . . . Great choice for sports biography readers."

Book Buzz, January 2012

"The author . . . has truly written an exciting story about Jim Thorpe. All in all it is a very attractive book."

Children's Literature

"These new titles in this series continue an established tradition of excellence. The books are well-researched, informative, and enjoyable to read . . . Chapter notes are also included, which provide an excellent tool for teaching source citation. This series will not only prove to be a valuable tool for research, but also a wonderful choice for biography enthusiasts."

Library Media Connection, posted October 2009

". . . informative text . . . a balanced presentation . . ."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2009

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