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Jim Thorpe"s Bright Path

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Published by Lee & Low Books .
Written in English


  • Indian athletes,
  • People & Places - United States - Native American,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction,
  • Biography,
  • United States,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Children: Grades 2-3,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation,
  • Athletes,
  • Thorpe, Jim,,
  • 1887-1953

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsS. D. Nelson (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8793164M
ISBN 10158430166X
ISBN 109781584301660

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  New titles give informed views of talented Native American figures. Jim Thorpe's Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by S.D. Nelson, is a historical picture-book portrayal of the legendary Olympian and all-American athlete. Bouncing between boarding schools, young Jim never finds academics as compelling as :   In this children's book awash in soft, delicate colors on every page, the life of the world's greatest athlete of his time, Jim Thorpe, is unfolded. Beginning on his parents' Oklahoma farm, it tells of Bright Path's (Jim's Indian name) young life with his siblings, and continues through his Reviews: 3. S. D. Nelson. collaborated with Joseph Bruchac as illustrator of Crazy Horse's Vision and Jim Thorpe's Bright is also the author and illustrator of two picture book stories inspired by the traditions of his Lakota heritage — Gift Horse, winner of the Parents' Choice Award, and The Star People, an Oppenheim Gold Award winner. Book Description: From the day he was born, Jim Thorpe’s parents knew he was special. As the light shone on the road to the family’s cabin, his mother gave Jim another name - Wa-tho-huck - “Bright Path.”.

  Book: Bruchac, Joseph. Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path. Ill. by Nelson, S D. New York: Lee & Low Books. ISBN# Summary: This picture book biography gives an account of Jim Thorpe’s life from infancy through his football days at the United States Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the early ’s. Jim showed amazing. Jim Thorpe broke barriers at the Olympics, winning two gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, at a time when Native Americans weren’t even recognized as U.S. citizens. Proclaimed “World’s Greatest Athlete,” Wa-Tho-Huk – Bright Path, became an icon of . Jim Thorpe's childhood was a mix of hard work in the outdoors and a succession of military-strict "Indian Schools" that relentlessly imposed white culture on Native American children. Then in , wearing overalls and a work shirt, he effortlessly broke his school high-jump record--a feat that launched a remarkable athletic career in track, football, and baseball, culminating at the 4/5(4).   Jim Thorpe's Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac and S.D. Nelson. Joseph Bruchac’s cogent text details key events in the childhood of one of read more. Joseph Bruchac’s cogent text details key events in the childhood of one of the most talented athletes of the twentieth century.

The biography, Bright Path, relays a highlighted yet narrow version of Native American Jim Thorpe' I decided on a 5 of 5 star rating because the author does provide for younger readers an introduction to the life of Jim Thorpe although fails to adequately incorporate the whole story within the main biography/5. James Francis Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as "Bright Path"; May 22 or 28, – Ma ) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United ered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals Born: May 22 or 28, , Near Prague, Indian Territory. The creators of Crazy Horse's Vision () offer another inspiring American portrait, again focusing on their subject's youth and extraordinary accomplishments. Dubbed Wa-tho-huck ("Bright Path") by his Pottowatomie mother, Thorpe attended several Indian Schools, struggling with academics but finding his path in sports, and emerging as the 20th century's most widely gifted&#;though only. Jim Thorpe's parents knew he was special from the day he was born. When they held him and his twin brother, Charlie, his mother noticed how the light shone on the road to their cabin. She gave Jim an extra name: “Wa-Tha-Huck,” or “Bright Path.”Jim developed his athletic skills early on, playing outdoors and hunting with his father and brother.3/5(1).