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Kid Legends

Every legendary person in the world started life as a regular kid. Which means they all had problems that kids everywhere struggle with, from everyday annoyances (bullies, homework, chores) to major challenges (dyslexia, poverty, step-parents). The Kid Legends series presents true childhood stories from the lives of professional athletes, U.S. presidents, and other celebrated luminaries, pairing memorable and often hilarious tales with full-color kid-friendly illustrations. It’s history, comedy, and inspiration all rolled into one; perfect reading for tomorrow’s superstars.

 

About Kid Presidents:

The kids who grew up to be president were like a lot of other children. Some struggled with schoolwork and got into fights; others pranked their teachers and infuriated their parents. William Howard Taft was forced to take dance lessons. Gerald Ford struggled with dyslexia. Teddy Roosevelt had a bedroom “museum” full of dead animals. Kid Presidents features 20 captivating true stories from the childhoods of American presidents, complete with lively text and more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with cool facts, it’s the perfect read for all young future leaders of the free world.

 

 

About Kid Athletes:

From Babe Ruth (so incorrigible that his parents put him in reform school at age 7) to Muhammad Ali (who learned to fight at age 12 after a thief stole his bicycle), Kid Athletes is packed with inspirational stories from the world of sports. Billie Jean King rose from modest circumstances to win 39 Grand Slam championships; Wilma Rudolph triumphed over polio to become the fastest woman on earth; and martial arts legend Bruce Lee credited his success, in part, to childhood dance lessons.

Every goal, touchdown, and championship comes to life in these kid-friendly and relatable stories, all with Doogie Horner’s whimsical full-color illustrations. Kid Athletes is a slam dunk for young sports fans everywhere.

 

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

 

About the Illustrator:

DOOGIE HORNER is a writer, illustrator, and stand-up comedian. His books include 100 Ghosts and Everything Explained through Flowcharts. This is his first illustrated book for children.

 

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