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Children's LiteratureFew professional athletes and entertainers have sustained careers. This is especially true in the professional wrestling field. Ric Fliehr, known as "Ric Flair" in the ring, is an exception. By 2002, when he reentered the ring, Ric Flair had been a professional wrestler for 30 years. While not as much of a household name for non-fans, Ric Flair is known throughout wrestling for his "bad-boy" reputation and extravagant antics. Author Kaelberer does a great job providing details on this historic wrestling figure detailing Flair's rise to fame within the ranks of several different wrestling associations. As with other titles in the "Pro Wrestlers" series, she presents wrestling as more of a sport than entertainment. While professional wrestling is tough and requires great athleticism, the fact that the outcome of matches is predetermined should be pointed out—especially to younger readers. However, this is a great high-interest book for younger or reluctant readers. Many colorful photographs and good writing would make this a good addition to any library. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 10 to 15.
—John D. Orsborn