America's Greatest Game: The Real Story of Football and the NFL

America's Greatest Game: The Real Story of Football and the NFL

by Jim Buckley
     
 

In this stunning picture book, the National Football League brings us the story of football. Full-color photos, illustrations, and sidebars explain football's history from when it was played without rules or facemasks to the creation of the NFL, to the modern-day Super Bowl. See more details below

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In this stunning picture book, the National Football League brings us the story of football. Full-color photos, illustrations, and sidebars explain football's history from when it was played without rules or facemasks to the creation of the NFL, to the modern-day Super Bowl.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
With an introduction by Jerry Rice and sports information from every facet of football, this is a must have selection for the school media center. Those young male readers who won't pick up anything unless it has to do with sports, snakes or cars will have an exciting time with this book. The author has included history, information on current teams, instructions on how to play the game, and the all-important Super Bowl statistics. Buckley's book would make a great gift for the sports-addicted child. Game-day pictures are plentiful, and there is even a two-page spread on the NFL divisions and their various helmet logos.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6--This book consists mainly of outstanding full-color photographs of players at various levels of proficiency from peewee to pro. Readers also get a whirlwind tour of football history, profiles of a handful of current NFL standouts, and a chapter dealing with game-day traditions. This last section includes some especially memorable images: uniformed midshipmen being tossed around the stands during a Navy game; a double-page spread of a high school contest being played in a stadium that would be the envy of many a college program; and the charging figure of Ralphie, the full-grown buffalo who is the mascot of the University of Colorado team. Another noteworthy feature is the eight-page concluding chapter covering Super Bowl XXXII. Certain to be a popular browsing item for young football fans, this is by no means a necessary purchase; however, it is an attractive addition for libraries blessed with generous budgets.--Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786804337
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
09/11/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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