On the Course with... Tiger Woods

On the Course with... Tiger Woods

by Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout
     
 

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Even before Tiger Woods stunned the world with his amazing victory at Augusta, he was impressing the golfing community with his perfect swing and pleasing crowds with his mile-wide smile and enthusiasm for the game. In this book, readers learn the details of Tiger's life and career. Photos.

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Even before Tiger Woods stunned the world with his amazing victory at Augusta, he was impressing the golfing community with his perfect swing and pleasing crowds with his mile-wide smile and enthusiasm for the game. In this book, readers learn the details of Tiger's life and career. Photos.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Bruce Adelson
The author, well known for his fictional sports books, succeeds with something different in this nonfiction work about golfer Tiger Woods, part of the "Sports Bio Bookshelf Series." This title explores Woods' life in admirable detail, beginning with the pro golfer's childhood when as a young prodigy, he appeared on the Mike Douglas Show and dazzled a national television audience with his putting ability. This is a very well done book, with revealing details, such as the racial taunts Woods endured as a child and the difficulties he faced breaking through the stereotype that golf was not a sport for African-Americans or other non-white minorities. There are also explanations about golf terminology and even helpful discussion about why golfers use certain clubs, putters, woods, etc., in certain situations. This is an excellent choice for students looking to learn more about the first African-American to win the Masters Tournament (1997). But readers who are not already interested in golf will likely choose not to pick up this book as a casual reading selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316134453
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
736,623
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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