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Children's LiteratureThis book examines the sport of high-speed ice sliding, known as skeleton. The book begins with a basic overview of the sport, including its history in the Olympic Games. It continues with a look at the equipment used by skeleton racers, the strategy of racing skeleton, and the top athletes in the world of skeleton. A glossary of terms is included, as well as a section that lists additional resources on skeleton. The book also includes photographs of some of the world's top ice-sliding athletes and some historical photographs of the early days of skeleton. The author is effective in providing basic information on the rules of the sport and how ice sliding works, while mixing in some interesting anecdotes about the sport's top athletes and its history and origins. Elementary and middle-school students that are interested in extreme or non-traditional sports should enjoy this engaging look at the sport of skeleton. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 8 to 14.