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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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  • e56789000000987Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:58 pm
    This book is awesome
    • 11037
      11037Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm55 stars
      wow, thanks for replying
      • 11037
        11037Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm55 stars
        • 11037
          11037Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm55 stars
          Woah. I want this. So. Bad. My brother idolized Bruce Lee. He danced?! Like me?! That's amazing!
          • dstabler
            dstablerMonday, November 23, 2015 at 9:47 am
            Yep, he won the Hong Kong cha cha championship when he was 17.
          • cattyluver
            cattyluverWednesday, November 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm
            i want it!!!!!
            • dstabler
              dstablerThursday, November 19, 2015 at 9:42 am
              Well when you get it, post a review. Would love to hear what you think of it.
              • cattyluver
                cattyluverWednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:33 am
            • ciarasmagnet
              ciarasmagnetTuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm
              cool book!!
              • dstabler
                dstablerThursday, November 19, 2015 at 9:36 am
                Thanks, ciarasmagnet! Cool screen name.
                • ciarasmagnet
                  ciarasmagnetSaturday, November 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm
              • spagetti
                spagettiMonday, November 16, 2015 at 2:21 pm
                Awesome!!! So cool to have THE author on this page.
                • dstabler
                  dstablerThursday, November 19, 2015 at 9:37 am
                  Good to be here, spagetti.
                  • ciarasmagnet
                    ciarasmagnetTuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm
                  • dstabler
                    dstablerMonday, November 16, 2015 at 10:42 am
                    Hey everybody! Kid Athletes author David Stabler here! I'd love to hear what everyone thinks of the new book. Please post your comments and questions. I'll try to reply to as many as possible. Thanks for reading!
                    • ciarasmagnet
                      ciarasmagnetTuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm
                      cool dstabler!
                    • spagetti
                      spagettiThursday, November 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm
                      I Loved Kid Presidents - this one looks cool as well

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