Let the Games Begin!

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Hey, sports fans. . .name your game! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! takes readers around the world to discover kids playing all kinds of games. It brings the action to life, focusing on young athletes playing hard and dreaming big. Basketball in Turkey and Columbia. Swimming in the U.S. and the Philippines. No matter what language kids speak, or where they are from, the universal appeal of playing and competing is evident. Short chapters highlight teamwork, sportsmanship, competition, and other elements of playing sports ...
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Overview

Hey, sports fans. . .name your game! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! takes readers around the world to discover kids playing all kinds of games. It brings the action to life, focusing on young athletes playing hard and dreaming big. Basketball in Turkey and Columbia. Swimming in the U.S. and the Philippines. No matter what language kids speak, or where they are from, the universal appeal of playing and competing is evident. Short chapters highlight teamwork, sportsmanship, competition, and other elements of playing sports that connect players all over the world.

Text and photographs of children from around the world focus on various aspects of sports, including physical benefits, the importance of practice, overcoming obstacles, teamwork, and more.

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Sports activities are as universal as anything can be. This simple paperback offers a global view of sports through children's quotes from around the world. It also features fascinating, eye-opening photographs of children playing sports the world over. Basketball in Kenya, volleyball in Thailand, ice-skating in Russia—these are just some of the highlights. This book would be especially interesting and educational for sports-loving children. 2000, Charlesbridge Publishing, $6.95. Ages 5 to 10. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
School Library Journal
K-Gr 5-In addition to illustrating how children all over the world love sports, this book will inspire youngsters to get involved in athletics and teach them about sportsmanship. Full-color photographs, often three to a page, feature children from many nations participating in a variety of games and competitions. For example, young soccer players from Israel, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ghana, Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, and the United States are depicted. The photos are grouped by theme rather than sport, e.g., practicing, teamwork, and winning and losing. These pictures and the highlighted quotes from children help to reinforce the concept that even though they may come from many different lands and cultural backgrounds they have something in common. This book is unique in its approach to the subject and will make a good addition.-Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881060683
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,452,764
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.02 (w) x 8.35 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Maya Ajmera is the founder of The Global Fund for Children. She is the co-author of several Global Fund for Children books, including FAITH, GLOBAL BABIES, CHILDREN OF THE U.S.A., and CHILDREN FROM AUSTRALIA TO ZIMBABWE..

Michael J. Regan is a writer and a leadership consultant who works with individuals and teams around the United States. He uses his experience as an athlete and a coach to help people reach their full potential in the workplace. Michael lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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