Michelle Wie: She's Got the Power

Michelle Wie: She's Got the Power

by Cynthia A. Dean
     
 

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A biography describing the early life and golfing success of Michelle Wie.

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A biography describing the early life and golfing success of Michelle Wie.

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Children's Literature
Michelle Wie (WEE), at age 14 in 2004, became the youngest golfer ever to play on the PGA Tour. She was also the only female, competing against 143 men. This information—presented on the first page of the book—is sure to draw kids into this colorful, accessible biography of an amateur golfer. The book does an excellent job of explaining golf terms ("links (LINGKSS): another name for a golf course") and words that primary grade readers might not be familiar with ("intimidated (in-TIM-uh-date-ud): frightened by others"). Each spread features a large color photograph of Michelle on the course or with her family. On one page there is also a graphic to illustrate (by way of comparison to football fields) how far she can hit the ball—more than 300 yards. Chapters that address the pressure of training and competing nationally will be especially interesting to readers (and teachers, parents) who have followed the recent disqualification incident involving Wie. Pages devoted to the importance of school and charity are well done, and will give aspiring young athletes a balanced view of the responsibilities that go along with being in the spotlight. There is a time line, glossary, bibliography and website list at the back. A reading consultant from Kent State and a content consultant from the U.S. Golf Association were used in the creation of this book. Other topics in the "High Five Reading" series include comic books, tsunamis, rocking climbing and football. 2006, Red Brick Learning, Ages 5 to 8.
—Jane Harrington

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736857468
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
High Five Reading - Blue Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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