VOYAThese books are very informational and give you a good sense of what the sport is really about. They give you lots of facts and tips about all sorts of things from eating right to good sportsmanship to finding the right coach. I think that they would appeal to a teen reader only if she was doing a report on the sport or was really into the game, because they contain so much information. My suggestions for future additions to the series include field hockey, dance, and lacrosse. Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Charts. Further Reading. Appendix. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2001, Rosen, 64p. PLB $19.95. Ages 11 to 14. Reviewer: Kristen Moreland, Teen Reviewer SOURCE: VOYA, February 2002 (Vol. 24, No.6)
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-7-Each book covers the basic rules of competition, training or exercises, and opportunities for female athletes. All three titles include a discussion of nutrition and the problems of "overtraining" that is lacking in many other sports offerings. Each author addresses common worries of players in competition, stressing teamwork, even though track and field is both an individual as well as a team sport. Glossy color photographs enhance the texts. However, in Soccer, George Catlin's painting of Native Americans playing a sport would best illustrate the game of lacrosse, rather than soccer. One soccer Web site is especially noteworthy for the lead article on the pros and cons of college recruiting. Use these series titles to update materials that may be showing their age.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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