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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Friday Quotes: Undefeated

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
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e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---


Title: Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin

Book Beginnings:
Jim Thorpe looked ridiculous and he knew it---like a scarecrow dressed for football, he'd say later.
Friday 56:
It wasn't easy. As the New York Sun reported, the moment the Carlisle men jogged onto the field, 'the crowd at once began to indulge in war whoops.' The Indian players didn't respond. They'd already learned to expect this obnoxious sort of reception.
Comments: I've always wanted to learn more about this American trackstar and Olympian, Jim Thorpe. But now I am learning about him as an athlete and also about Pop Warner, a famous football coach. Steve Sheinkin is a fabulous writer of nonfiction books for teens.


14 comments:

  1. Hi there, Anne!

    Not usually my kind of book, but from what you've shared, it actually sounds quite good. :)

    Here's my entry for #Friday56 and #Bookbeginnings : http://bit.ly/2pcpZoG

    Have an ab fab weekend!

    Love from Sassy x

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  2. Sounds like a good one...I don't usually read about athletes, since I'm not a big sports fan, but I hope you are enjoying it. The Native American aspect does add an interesting layer. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. Jim Thorpe has always interested me as well; his is quite a story!

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  4. I love sports and his story is a good one.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  5. Sounds good. I'd like to know more about Thorpe too. I am reading Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beatty this week. Happy reading!

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  6. This sounds like an engrossing and entertaining biography. I've always heard of Jim Thorpe as being a great athlete but don't know much about him. Sounds like this would be a good book for learning more.
    My Friday post features The River of Corn.

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  7. I'd read this one. Sounds interesting. Happy weekend!

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  9. I was watching one of the antique appraisal shows and someone came in with a Jim Thorpe letter. I hadn't really heard of him before that but his story sounds fascinating. This sounds like an interesting read!

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  10. I have not heard of this man. I hope you enjoy the book and happy weekend!

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  11. I can't say that I have heard of him, but happy reading!

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  12. It's not my kinda book but it sounds good! Have a great weekend!
    Here's my Friday Reads

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  13. I never heard of this book, but it does sound interesting.

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