Jim Thorpe's Bright Path

Lee & Low BooksSKU: 9781600603402

Author:
Bruchac, Joseph
Grade Levels:
Two, Three, Four, Five, Six
Nation:
Sac and Fox, Woodland
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
32
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books
Copyright Data:
2008

Price:
Sale price$16.75
Stock:
In stock

Description

Jim Thorpe's Bright Path is a recommended children's picture book about the life of an amazing athlete who was recognized Athlete of the Century by the American government in 1999. Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), Sac and Fox, was born in Oklahoma and excelled at sports. He attended Carlisle Indian School (residential/boarding school) where he played a variety of sports including football. Later in life he went to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden where he won both the Pentathlon and the Decathlon. This picture book explores his childhood experiences and the importance of his family. Joseph Bruchac and S. D. Nelson have combined their talents as storyteller and artist to create a book that celebrates the early life of a talented athlete of North America. Interest Level: K-3; Reading Level: 5.4. DRA: 40; Guided Reading Level: S; AR Level: 5.5; Lexile Measure: 870. Study Guide: http://www.leeandlow.com/images/pdfs/thorpe.pdf

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