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Chicago Bears (Library Edition)
     

Chicago Bears (Library Edition)

by Mark Stewart
 

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Sports author Mark Stewart brings the spirit and tradition of the Chicago Bears to life for young football fans. Using the team's rich history and memorabilia, he creates an engaging story that transforms readers into instant experts. Content consultant Jason Aikens offers his historical expertise, enhancing a fun story about a great football team.

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Sports author Mark Stewart brings the spirit and tradition of the Chicago Bears to life for young football fans. Using the team's rich history and memorabilia, he creates an engaging story that transforms readers into instant experts. Content consultant Jason Aikens offers his historical expertise, enhancing a fun story about a great football team.

Read The Chicago Bears and learn these interesting facts and more about the team: The Bears were originally known as the Decatur Staleys. The Bears once won a championship game by a score of 73-0. The Bears were the first team to make a rap video. The Bears had the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth D. Schafer
Originally known as the Decatur Staleys, the Chicago Bears helped professional football attain public support in the 1920s due to the showmanship of owner-coach George Halas and player Red Grange. Brief chapters in this "Team Spirit" series title discuss historic Bears' milestones; information about the stadiums where the Bears played; their performances in NFL championship games; and team coaches, including NFL Coach of the Year in 2005, Lovie Smith. Notable players, both past and more recent—specifically Bronko Nagurski, Mike Ditka, and Walter Payton—are profiled. A chapter featuring the 1940 NFL championship pitting the Bears versus the Washington Redskins provides facts about that 73-0 blowout. Readers will learn fun information, such as when the Bears played on a sixty yard field and how the team's Grammy Award-nominated rap song was created. Another section identifies the first NFL African-American quarterback, an Olympian who played for the Bears, and which game was called the "Fog Bowl." This history explains why the movie Brian's Song (1971) is significant to the Bears. Illustrations show such archival images as a 1929 poster featuring Grange. Although the fan section mentions the Bears' drum line and mascot, Staley Da Bear, neither is pictured. Supplemented with a timeline, two lists of major team and individual awards, maps, glossary, quotations, and contact information. The bibliography does not suggest sources focusing on the Bears. Reviewer: Elizabeth D. Schafer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599531212
Publisher:
Norwood House Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Team Spirit-Football Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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