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Games People Play!: Russia
     

Games People Play!: Russia

by William Lychack
 
Surveys the sports and games played in Russia, from centuries ago through the Soviet era but with an emphasis on the present day.

Overview

Surveys the sports and games played in Russia, from centuries ago through the Soviet era but with an emphasis on the present day.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7This book contains excellent-quality, full-color and black-and-white photographs of sports and leisure activities in Russia. Historical photos and many action shots of world-class athletes, especially those in Olympic competition, are featured, but children are shown at play as well. Unfortunately, the quality of the text does not always match that of the visuals. The historical background information on Russia and the Soviet Union contains some conspicuous errors. When the text focuses on sport, it has some gripping passages, although mistakes slip in, such as the false statement that "in the Soviet Union, no high school student could have graduated without proving that he or she could cover several kilometers of snow-covered terrain on skis in a certain time limit." Also, in several instances, paragraphs introduce too many disparate subjects. It is unfortunate that this attractive and high-interest presentation is not better written.Elizabeth Talbot, University of Illinois, Champaign

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516044415
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Games People Play Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 9.59(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

William Lychack has worked as a teacher, editor, speechwriter, ghostwriter, journalist, lifeguard, carpenter, bartender, janitor, Mr. Softee Ice Cream Man, and a Judo instructor in New York City. His latest gig: acclaimed author of The Wasp Eater, a poignant fiction debut about a young boy's attempt to bring his parents back together.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Woodstock, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
February 25, 1966
Place of Birth:
Putnam, Connecticut
Education:
B.A. in Philosophy, Connecticut College, 1988; M.F.A in Creative Writing, The University of Michigan, 1991
Website:
http://www.lychack.com

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