Lives Of The Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Lives of . . .) (Paperback)

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By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator)
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Babe Ruth was the greatest slugger ever—and off the field snacked on pickled eels and chocolate ice cream. Johnny Weissmuller swam to Olympic fame—and on land practiced the Tarzan yell. “Krull hits another home run.”—American Bookseller

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her online at 

Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at

Praise For…

"Far juicier and more revealing reading than more usual pious sports biographies."—Publishers Weekly "Krull hits another home run. . . . Interesting, entertaining, and fact-filled."—American Bookseller

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544247604
ISBN-10: 0544247604
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: December 31st, 2013
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Lives of . . .