Lacrosse for Fun!

Lacrosse for Fun!

by Sandra Will
     
 

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies

Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This book about lacrosse is written for a young audience. Part of the "For Fun!" series, the book covers the beginning skills of lacrosse, starting with the history and origins of the game. The following section on "Men's Lacrosse" includes information on the men's field, the basics of men's lacrosse, equipment, offense, defense, rules, and penalties. Information on women's lacrosse is covered in the same topics. Sections covering lacrosse slang terms, "talking the talk," the professional league, and information about pro athletes follow. The next section includes information on lacrosse around the world, great lacrosse events, and a timeline of what happened when. There is also a "Fun Lacrosse Facts" trivia section. A quick reference guide, "Lacrosse Words to Know," "Where To Learn More," and an index are in the back of the book, and should prove helpful to children. It is a good book to learn about your favorite sport or how to participate in this activity. 2006, Compass Point Books/Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 9.
—Naomi Butler
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-These guides present the rules of each game, zero in on various aspects of the sport, look at where it's played and who plays it, and give a lot of fun facts. Softball is the best and most readable title. Figure Skating is better than average, and Lacrosse is the most technical and least interesting. It varies from the other two by having the general text divided into men's and women's versions of the sport. It also has a labeling error on the field description page (the endlines are on the sidelines). The photos in all three books, although colorful action shots, do not always match the texts, lose some of the details in the gutters, and seldom identify noted people in the captions. Better choices on skating include Dan Gutman's Ice Skating (Viking, 1995), Peter Morrissey's The Young Ice Skater (DK, 1998), and Debbi Wilkes's The Figure Skating Book (Firefly, 2000). If you need books about lacrosse, try Lois Nicholson's The Composite Guide to Lacrosse (Chelsea House, 1998) or Don Wells's For the Love of Lacrosse (Weigl, 2005). Buy Softball if you need more on this topic for female readers.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756516857
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
For Fun Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Will graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. degree in English Literature. An avid Yankees fan, Sandra’s passion for baseball (and sports in general) stems from her grandfather, who was a professional baseball player in the 1920s and 1930s. Originally from Chehalis, Washington, Sandra lives in New York City.

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