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

Book 4 of 6 in the Kids Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10n/a6.223351
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!

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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on November 17, 2015 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594748020
ISBN-13: 9781594748028
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  • strawberry1234
    strawberry1234Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:02 am55 stars
    I love this book. it was fun i learned about sports and legends. read this book it is a one of a kind book !!!!!!!
    • readingbr
      readingbrTuesday, July 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm55 stars
      I am not into sports, but I thought this book was really interesting. I thought it would be lame and boring. I liked the drawings and short stories.
      • coreycole
        coreycoleMonday, July 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm33 stars
        this book was cool because its all real. ididnt know you could be that good and still be a kid. i didnt know that some kids dont even go to school to play sports instead. everybody should be able to do this. why do we have to go to school all day when it can be done in just an hour
        • bunnyzhang
          bunnyzhangSunday, July 17, 2016 at 8:43 am55 stars
          This book is about all different famous athletes, the true tale of their childhood. Like how Gabby Douglas first learned to deal with bullies, how Yao Ming grew up thinking that he was too tall to fit through a doorway, or how legendary hockey player Bobby Orr grew up picking worms on a farm. It is really interesting how your reading all about famous athletes my age.
          • princess09
            princess09Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm44 stars
            This book is about sports players when they were young. It tells about how they started out as children, an then how they grow,and it has strange facts!
            • coolgirlintown
              coolgirlintownMonday, July 11, 2016 at 12:39 pm55 stars
              I totally recommend this book especially to sport lovers because it has so much info in it and it is really funny at the same time. I want to own all the books in this series.
              • pikachu06
                pikachu06Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 4:59 pm55 stars
                this book is about troubles from famous sports legends and their hard work and effort these athletes put into their sport . this book is all about KID POWER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • pikachu06
                  pikachu06Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 4:53 pm55 stars
                  this is all about kid power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • awesomessb
                    awesomessbSaturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm55 stars
                    If you ever have too read a biography, I would recommend this book. It tells the amazing story of star athletes, and that if you try hard enough, you could be one too.
                    • pikachu1228
                      pikachu1228Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm55 stars
                      this book is funny because it is like the comics. i really think people will really like this a lot. i hope you'll like it.