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Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan [Hardcover]

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Author Author : Cooper, Floyd
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0399242309
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780399242304
Publisher Publisher : Philomel Books
Pages Pages : 40
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100084402

What was Michael Jordan like as a boy? You might be surprised that the greatest professional basketball player ever wasn't even the best player in his own family!

Michael Jordan was once just an ordinary little boy growing up in a North Carolina suburb, trying to keep up with his older brother Larry. Michael was always good at sports, but it seemed like Larry was always going to be bigger, quicker, and luckier. But Michael never gave up, and his practicing began to pay off. Then one summer day during a backyard game of one-on-one, Larry Jordan's little brother took him--and the whole family--by surprise!

Based on actual events, this story of a friendly sibling rivalry is enhanced by Floyd Cooper's stunning two-tone art. Jump! even features a gate-fold depicting Michael Jordan's trademark leap that will send young readers soaring.WhenFloyd Cooperdiscovered children's book illustrating, he found a way to complement his career in advertising. An apprentice of Mark English, Mr. Cooper began his freelance career while still a student at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, he made his way to Missouri, where he secured a position at a greeting card company.

Although Mr. Cooper was established in his position there, he felt somewhat stifled. He lacked the freedom and opportunity for spontaneity that he longed for as an artist and the joy that could be found in doing something that he loved.

Determined to break out of the mundane cycle he found himself in, Mr. Cooper relocated to the East Coast in 1984 to pursue his career further. It was there that he discovered the world of children's book illustrating and was amazed by the opportunities for creativity it afforded. Mr. Cooper was energized. The first book he illustrated,Grandpa's Face, captivated reviewers.Publishers Weeklysaid of newcomer Floyd Cooper's work, Cooper, in his first picture book, creates family scenes of extraordinary illumination. He reinfl“e

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