About the Book
Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations show how Tiger Woods, Gabby Douglas, Bruce Lee, Billie 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!
“Outstanding. . . . Inspiring and entertaining, Kid Athletes isn't just for sports fans.”—Booklist, starred review
“Are you a big sports fan? If you are, then you’ll love this book. . . . Kid Athletes is a very informative book, but it also teaches you that anyone (no matter who you are) can go through hardships.”—Eric and Jasmine, Kidsday reporters, Newsday
“Perfect for the adolescent set, these inspiring stories mix fun and non-fiction.”—Geeks of Doom
About the Author
David Stabler is the kid-friendly alter ego of Robert Schnakenberg, the author of several books of pop history including Secret Lives of Great Authors, Secret Lives of the Supreme Court, and Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults.