Basketball for Fun (Sports For Fun)

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Describes the basic rules, skills, and important people and events in the sport of basketball.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In the winter of 1891 Dr. James Naismith was in a quandary. He had to come up with a gym activity that was original and could be played indoors. Dr. Naismith tacked up some peach baskets and had players on opposing teams attempt to lob balls into them. Thus began a sport that was to achieve vast international popularity. Basketball remains a major sport that draws thousands of fans to watch key games. Played with athleticism that could only have been dreamed of in Dr. Naismith's time, basketball is a sport featuring speed, teamwork, and power. In Basketball for Fun writer Brian Eule provides youngsters with an introduction to this fast paced sport. Eule traces the history of the sport, addresses fundamental skills, examines basic rules, and talks about some of the leading lights of the sport. Written in an approachable manner and copiously illustrated, this work is part of a larger series entitled "Sports for Fun." By reading this solid introductory text, readers will have a basic understanding of basketball and the men and women who play it. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 10.
— Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756504298
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.26 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Eule
BRIAN EULE is a graduate of Stanford University and received an MFA in writing from Columbia University. He has worked as a journalist for two Massachusetts newspapers, as well as contributing to Stanford Magazine. He lives with his wife in Northern California.
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Table of Contents

Ground Rules
Introduction/In the Basket 4
Playing Court/On the Court 6
Players/Starting Lineup 8
Scoring/Shoot to Score 10
Equipment/Suiting Up 12
Jump Ball/Tip-off 14
The Offense/On the Offense 16
The Defense/De-fense! De-fense! 18
Playing the Game
Offensive Play/Moving the Ball 20
Shooting/Big Shot 22
How to Shoot/Give It a Shot! 24
Defensive Play/Playing D 26
Rebounding/Grab That Rebound 28
Fouls/Something Is Foul 30
Rules/The Rule Book 32
Strategy/Timeout! 34
People, Places, and Fun
Professional Leagues/Getting Paid to Play 36
Player Biographies/Legends 38
Championships/The Big Games 40
Basketball Timeline/What Happened When? 42
Trivia/Basketball Bonanza 44
Quick Reference Guide/Basketball Words To Know 46
Glossary/Other Words to Know 47
Where to Learn More 47
Index 48
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