The great American bunion derby

by Molly Levite Griffis

Publisher: Eakin Press in Austin, Tex

Written in English
Cover of: The great American bunion derby | Molly Levite Griffis
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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Payne, Andrew Hartley, 1907-1977 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Payne, Andrew Hartley, 1907-1977.,
  • Runners (Sports) -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Cherokee Indians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Indians of North America -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Runners (Sports),
  • Marathon running.,
  • Running races.,
  • Cherokee Indians -- Biography.,
  • Indians of North America -- Biography.

Edition Notes

StatementMolly Levite Griffis ; researched by Jim Ross.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV1061.15.P39 G75 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 87 p. :
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3674397M
ISBN 101571688013
LC Control Number2003008817
OCLC/WorldCa52334860

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