G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet

G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet

by Brad Herzog, Doug Bowles
     
 

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From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports. Now G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet, writer Brad Herzog showcases those athlete and events that not only set sports records but also impacted history and

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From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports. Now G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet, writer Brad Herzog showcases those athlete and events that not only set sports records but also impacted history and world views.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Curling, the Fosbury Flop, and "the Miracle on Ice;" readers who are familiar with these terms, and even those who are not, are likely to enjoy and learn from this book about the Olympics. Not an alphabet book in the traditional sense, this publication is more of an encyclopedia of articles about some of the more fascinating stories behind the Olympics. From the inspiring histories of Jim Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Michael Phelps, and others to the amazing tales of determination and friendship by lesser-known athletes, these stories provide as much illumination about the value of competition and sportsmanship as they do about the Olympic sports themselves. Readers who are well versed in the history of the Olympics are still likely to discover new information in these pages. Each subject, beginning with a letter from the alphabet, is presented on one large page that contains a short verse, a half column of text, and a color illustration. At the back of the book is a list of the locations of the winter and summer games, from 1896 until 2016. Teacher's guides are available. The book is well edited, but could be improved. For example, the inclusion of an index would have made finding individual references easier (for example, the reader may not remember that the entry for Jim Thorpe is under "G" for "greatest athlete"). The verses should probably be revised. They are too flat and simplistic and do not complement the text, which is written at a higher grade level. Nevertheless, this book should be quite interesting to readers, especially those who are looking forward to the Summer Olympics in London in 2012. Reviewer: Leona Illig

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585364626
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Sports Alphabet
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
731,843
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
NC1150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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