Tiger Woods, Golf Superstar

Tiger Woods, Golf Superstar

by David Collins, Larry Nolte
     
 

Tiger Woods' beaming smile is becoming a national symbol of achievement in America. Tiger is our hero, and he is our children's hero as well. Tiger's rise to glory is charted here as he advances from a toddler sitting in a high chair watching his father hit golf balls to his enormous smile as he received the famous green jacket at the

Overview

Tiger Woods' beaming smile is becoming a national symbol of achievement in America. Tiger is our hero, and he is our children's hero as well. Tiger's rise to glory is charted here as he advances from a toddler sitting in a high chair watching his father hit golf balls to his enormous smile as he received the famous green jacket at the Master's
Tournament.
This book describes Tiger's best moments in a style suitable for young children aged five to eight. He is lauded as a renaissance man, balancing great golf with great grades. His parents support him through success and failure alike, and have nothing but pride in their outstanding son. When Tiger received his scholarship to Stanford, he told them that he wanted to play golf and study accounting. Fortunately for American golf, his game became more and more time consuming, and he decided to turn professional.
Tiger is a great example to children, especially because he is so young himself. His great attitude shines on each page, and leaves the reader with the desire to achieve. Tiger Woods, Golf Superstar is a great way to inspire children to achieve-in sports or in school.
David Collins is a retired high school teacher and the author of more than sixty books, including Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback , Hero on Horseback: The Story of Casimir Pulaski
, and Tiger Woods, Golfing Champion for more advanced readers.
Larry Nolte, a popular free- lance artist, has added his distinctive style to Collins' books, Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback ;
Hero on Horseback: The Story of Casimir Pulaski ; and Tiger
Woods, Golfing Champion , all published by Pelican.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Bruce Adelson
This lively, colorfully illustrated easy reader introduces children to golf star Tiger Woods. Taking a chronological approach to his life and career, the book begins with Woods' first exposure to the sport at age one, when he was shorter than standard size clubs. While the author details Woods' many significant golfing achievements, including winning the 1997 Masters Tournament, he also admirably touches upon the discrimination Woods has faced. With an African American father and a mother born in Thailand, Woods has weathered his share of sneers and insults When he enrolled in a mostly white kindergarten in 1981, Woods was tormented by several classmates who threw rocks at him and tied him to a tree while calling him names. By recounting such revealing facets of Woods' life, the author shows young children a largely unknown side of this mega athletic star, making this book a recommended choice for library and school shelves. This title has much more to offer than the typical children's sports bio.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3This book vividly portrays a young man who is remarkable not just for his athletic ability and his intelligence, but for his positive attitude and demeanor. Readers are introduced to Tiger Woods as a smiling baby who liked to sit in his high chair and watch his father hit golf balls in the garage. Soon after, he became the famous toddler swinging golf clubs in front of TV cameras. At five, he appeared on the TV show Thats Incredible. When asked for his autograph, he had to print because he was still too young to know script. Yet, not every moment of this stars life was sugarcoated. On his first day of kindergarten, Woods was tied to a tree and bullied by a group of sixth-grade boys. He faced prejudice from those who thought black people should be caddies, not pro golfers, but he stoically dismissed death threats and kept playing the game he loved. Noltes expressive full-color illustrations make this book especially appealing to younger children and the engaging details in the text will sustain interest for a read-aloud. Even libraries that already have material on Tiger Woods should find space for this one.Jackie Hechtkopf, University of Maryland, College Park Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565543218
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

The late David Collins (1940-2001) wrote over sixty books for young readers and was an admired and respected educator. Believing that children can never have enough role models, Collins was dedicated to writing biographies for young readers to educate and entertain. His books have garnered praise from such publications as School Library Journal, the Book Report, the Polish American Journal, and the Catholic Post.

Larry Nolte, a popular free-lance artist, has added his distinctive style to many books by David Collins, including all those published by Pelican.

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