Jim Thorpe

Olympic Champion

Jim Thorpe

For Ages: 8 - 12
  • Aladdin | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780020421405 | 
  • October 1986 | 
  • Grades 4 - 6
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Guernsey Van Riper Jr.

Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. attended DePauw University in 1926. He earned two varsity letters as quarterback on the football team and one letter as a first baseman on the baseball team. After graduating, he worked in advertising then became an editor at Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company. He turned his love of sports into books, writing biographies of Lou Gehrig and Knute Rockne along with ten other children’s books.