Jim Thorpe's Bright Path

By SW BookViews

(Southwest BookViews Newsletter) In Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path, award-winning author Joseph Bruchac gives a beautiful portrayal of the famous Native American athlete’s childhood years… S.D. Nelson’s acrylic full-page panoramic illustrations are magnificent. With muted hues, Nelson (who also collaborated with Bruchac on the award-winning children’s book, Crazy Horse’s Vision) eloquently depicts different stages in Thorpe’s childhood… Recommended for grades four and up, this is a lovely biography with spendid illustrations and a wonderfully lyrical text.