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Jesse Owens (On My Own Biography) [Paperback]

By Jane Sutcliffe (Author) & Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
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Item description for Jesse Owens (On My Own Biography) by Jane Sutcliffe & Janice Lee Porter...

Describes the life of track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens, from his childhood in Alabama and his family's move to Cleveland to his athletic career which culminated in his winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.

Publishers Description
Introducing new readers to some of history's most interesting and important people, these biographies focus on the pivotal episodes that show what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. Although written in a story format, these books are not fictionalized accounts. A chronology of major events follows the story, along with a brief summary of the subject's life.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Jesse Owens (On My Own Biography) by Jane Sutcliffe & Janice Lee Porter has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Booklist - 08/01/2000 page 2153
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 399
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 399

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Carolrhoda Books
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.64" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.14"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 2, 2000
Publisher   Carolrhoda Books
Age  7-10
ISBN  1575054876  
ISBN13  9781575054872  

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More About Jane Sutcliffe & Janice Lee Porter

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jane Sutcliffe is the author of nineteen children's biographies. Her articles have been published in Highlights for Children, Boys' Life, and Appleseeds. She is the author of Leonardo's Monster, also published by Pelican. Fascinated by biographies since she was a child, Sutcliffe has written about Walt Disney, Paul Revere, Amelia Earhart, and John F. Kennedy. She serves as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, actively participating in the New England chapter. She lives with her family and dog in Tolland, Connecticut.

Jane Sutcliffe was born in 1943.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > People of Color
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > Sports & Recreation
4Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Sports > Soccer > Nonfiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Sports > Track & Field

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