Children's LiteratureAs throughout the National Football League, the NFC North division is made up of old and of young franchises. The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings are teams full of history, legend and fame. The Ice Bowl, a regular season game, was named for the terribly cold temperatures outside whenever the Vikings and Packers competed. This is just one example of the amazing history within the NFC North division. Bob Woods' colorful style of writing makes this book a joy to read and fun for any younger student looking interested in these legendary teams. His knowledge of such players as Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Bart Star allows young readers access to some of the legends of this old NFL division. Numerous color photographs along with older black-and-white photos add to the text. Students new to reading will enjoy this book. Included in the back are an index and pages of team and individual player statistics. 2004, The Child's World, Ages 7 to 12.
John D. Orsborn