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Double Dutch: A Celebration of Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood
     

Double Dutch: A Celebration of Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood

by Veronica Chambers, Tonya Lewis-Lee (Introduction)
 
This colorful, vibrant treasury is the ultimate tribute to the unique sport and pastime of double Dutch. Written and compiled by celebrated author and journalist Veronica Chambers, Double Dutch is filled with her own personal memories of girlhood and jumping rope, along with poems, interviews, songs, history, quotes, rhymes, and photographs. At the heart of Double

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This colorful, vibrant treasury is the ultimate tribute to the unique sport and pastime of double Dutch. Written and compiled by celebrated author and journalist Veronica Chambers, Double Dutch is filled with her own personal memories of girlhood and jumping rope, along with poems, interviews, songs, history, quotes, rhymes, and photographs. At the heart of Double Dutch, though, is a celebration, not just of a sport, but of sisterhood-after all, it takes a few friends to make that rope really swing and those feet jump for joy

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Publishers Weekly
Essays, photographs and snazzy graphics combine in Double Dutch: A Celebration of Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood by Veronica Chambers. The volume chronicles the history of the sport and profiles double-Dutch devotees, including eight-year-old Bronx resident Tahira Reid, who invented an automatic rope-turning machine, and Miho, who was inspired to start the first Japanese double-Dutch team after watching a video of a U.S. team in action. Sidebars present a plethora of popular rhymes (e.g., "Miss Susie Had a Steamboat..."; "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around..."). Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-A book that is as snappy and fresh as its subject. Chambers introduces readers to the world of jump roping through personal reminiscences, wonderful action photos, and factual narratives. The book looks like a vibrant collage; a clean typeface is interspersed with pictures and inserts of the rhymes themselves. From it, readers learn not only the history of double Dutch (jumping between two twirling ropes dates back to the ancient civilizations in Phoenicia, Egypt, and China) and its current state, but also experience some of the joy of jumping. Joanna Cole has compiled jump rhymes in Anna Banana (Morrow, 1989), but Chambers re-creates the vibrant context in which they live.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786805129
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
10/30/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Veronica Chambers is a talented author who has written numerous essays, articles and works of fiction and non-fiction. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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