Prolific Abenaki writer Joseph Bruchac has written a new first-person narrative biography of famed athlete Jim Thorpe (1887-1953). Thorpe is known as the greatest athlete who ever lived and his career in professional football and Major League Baseball stand as lasting testaments to this remarkable person. He was winner of Olympic gold medals in track and field during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. The accounts of his early years and difficult times at Carlisle Indian School (residential school) are told with candor and modesty. The first-person format makes this an enjoyable read especially for reluctant readers. This title is also available in hardcover format. ATOS Reading Level: 5.8; Reading Level: 6.4; Lexile Measure: 950.