Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

Jordan, Deloris; Jordan, Roslyn M

Published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2000
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Synopsis: Michael Jordan.
The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best. But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, all because he feared he'd never grow tall enough to play the game that would one day make him famous. That's when his mother and father stepped in and shared the invaluable lesson of what really goes into the making of a champion -- patience, determination, and hard work.
Deloris Jordan, mother of the basketball phenomenon, teams up with his sister Roslyn to tell this heartwarming and inspirational story that only the members of the Jordan family could tell. It's a tale about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true.

Review: Before basketball star Michael Jordan's name was uttered reverently in households all over the planet, young Michael was just a shrimpy kid trying to play ball with the big boys in the neighborhood. Tired of being teased by the biggest boy on the court, Michael is convinced the only solution is to grow taller. His mama smilingly suggests putting salt in his shoes and saying a prayer every night. His daddy tells young Michael that "Being taller may help you play a little better, but not as much as practice, determination, and giving your best will. Those are the things that make you a real winner." And so they are. At 6-foot-6, Michael may not have grown up to be the tallest player on the court, but he sure did turn out to be one of the best!

As his mother and his sister, Deloris Jordan and Rosalyn Jordan are in a pretty good position to tell us all about what made Michael a star. They create an image of a cozy, loving family life any child would be happy to come home to. Award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson's oil pictures of the gangly little Michael with hyperlong arms and oversized hands capture the preteen potential as well as his gawky grace. This warm, uplifting story will encourage young readers to chase their dreams with hard work and faith. (Ages 5 to 9) --Emilie Coulter

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Title: Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Signed: Signed by Author and Dated
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Book Description New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj, 2000. SIGNED hardcover - 2nd printing. Appealing story of the young Michael Jordan, told by his mother and sister. Michael was smaller than the other players and impatient to grow taller, but he learns that practice and hard work are more important than size in basketball. SIGNED on the title page by the illustrator, Kadir Nelson. Large format, unpaginated. Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 57308

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