Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends (Hardcover)

True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

By David Stabler, Doogie Horner (Illustrator)

Quirk Books, 9781594748028, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2015

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Description

Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations show how Tiger Woods, Gabby Douglas, Bruce Lee, Bille Jean King, and other budding sports champions faced kid-sized challenges growing up.
Forget the gold medals, the championships, and the undefeated seasons. When all-star athletes were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Baseball legend Babe Ruth was such a troublemaker, his family sent him to reform school. Race car champion Danica Patrick fended off bullies who told her -girls can't drive.- And football superstar Peyton Manning was forced to dance the tango in his school play. Kid Athletes tells all of their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page. Other subjects include Billie Jean King, Jackie Robinson, Yao Ming, Gabby Douglas, Tiger Woods, Julie Krone, Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Orr, Lionel Messi, and more.


About the Author

Author David Stabler and illustrator Doogie Horner have created many books, including Kid Presidents (Quirk, 2014), Kid Athletes (Quirk, 2015), and Kid Artists (Quirk, 2016). Both live in New York City.
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