Football

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Sports are something more than just a game. They provide people around the world with excitement, unity, exercise, and-more than anything-fun. This series takes reader from the beginnings of their favorite sports to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that make each sport great. With colorful description, a glossary, additional resources, and engaging sidebars that take readers "beyond the basics" with advanced skills, health benefits, and more, the Best ...

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Overview

Sports are something more than just a game. They provide people around the world with excitement, unity, exercise, and-more than anything-fun. This series takes reader from the beginnings of their favorite sports to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that make each sport great. With colorful description, a glossary, additional resources, and engaging sidebars that take readers "beyond the basics" with advanced skills, health benefits, and more, the Best Sport Ever series is a can't miss for today's sports fan.

Timeline

Glossary

Index

Beyond-the-basics sidebars introducing advanced skills, health benefits, equipment, and other concepts

Mini bios of the legends and teams that changed the sport

Additional resources

List of legends

Action photos of the sports' great players

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tiffany Torbeck
Instead of presenting dry facts about the rules of football, this book chronicles football from its start at Ivy League colleges to the wildly popular NFL. Football looked much different in 1889 when it started, but improvements were made all along the way by legendary coaches and players. Readers will recognize the names of popular players, but they will also learn about former college and professional stars. Special pop-out boxes explain football traditions like homecoming and Monday Night Football as well as further introduce famous players and coaches. The writing is well paced and clear and will entertain readers. Extra features include a timeline, glossary, index, and list of famous players and coaches. While most football books only discuss one team or player, this book concisely sums up an entire history and will give readers just enough information to make them curious for more. This would make a great introduction leading readers to other biographies of famous football players. Every library needs a good, comprehensive history of America's most popular game, and this volume will work quite nicely. Reviewer: Tiffany Torbeck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617831423
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: Best Sport Ever Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,437,551
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Super Bowl 4

Chapter 2 The Early Days 12

Chapter 3 Going Pro 20

Chapter 4 A Super Game 30

Chapter 5 Facing Challenges 40

Chapter 6 Popularity Soars 50

Timeline 58

Legends of Football 60

Glossary 61

For More Information 62

Index 64

About the Author 64

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