Juggling Step-by-Step

Juggling Step-by-Step

by Bobby Besmehn
     
 

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"A basic introduction to juggling. Beginning with a tossing move using one scarf, the tricks progress to two-person passes with several balls. Other routines include juggling rings and clubs, a special "neck-catch" trick, and an "eat-an-apple-while-juggling" move. Brightly colored arrows are placed on top of the full-color photographs to indicate the path that the

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"A basic introduction to juggling. Beginning with a tossing move using one scarf, the tricks progress to two-person passes with several balls. Other routines include juggling rings and clubs, a special "neck-catch" trick, and an "eat-an-apple-while-juggling" move. Brightly colored arrows are placed on top of the full-color photographs to indicate the path that the objects travel, both in hand and in the air...welcome...."—SLJ. "...well-designed book...exceptionally clear, full-color photographs....Besmehen, a professional juggler, demonstrates an understanding of common problems—as well as a sense of humor."—Booklist. 80 pages (all in color), 6 X 9.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-A basic introduction to juggling. Beginning with a tossing move using one scarf, the tricks progress to two-person passes with several balls. Other routines include juggling rings and clubs, a special ``neck catch'' trick, and an ``eat-an-apple-while-juggling'' move. Brightly colored arrows are placed on top of the full-color photographs to indicate the path that the objects travel, both in hand and in the air. A welcome supplement to Nancy Temple and Rande Aronson's Juggling Is for Me (Lerner, 1986), Charles Meyer's How to Be a Juggler (McKay, 1977), and Caroline Arnold's Juggler (Clarion, 1988; o.p.).-Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
Carolyn Phelan
This well-designed book shows children how to juggle, beginning with scarves and working up to balls, socks, apples, rings, and clubs. Each exceptionally clear, full-color photograph features a close-up of a young person juggling. The simple clothes and black backgrounds in the photos allow readers to focus on the jugglers' actions, which are sometimes accented by solid and dotted lines to show movement and release points, as well by as arrows to show direction. Besmehn, a professional juggler, demonstrates an understanding of common problems--as well as a sense of humor. Introducing "Eating the Apple," he advises practicing the trick with balls first, "to avoid the senseless slaughter of thousands of apples."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806908144
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.46(d)

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