Undertaker: Life of the Dead Man

Undertaker: Life of the Dead Man

by Pamela Dell
     
 

When the flames shoot up and the gong sounds, it could only mean one thing: Undertaker is entering the ring. Follow the life of the Dead Man from his beginnings as a star high school athlete to a living legend in the wrestling ring.

Overview

When the flames shoot up and the gong sounds, it could only mean one thing: Undertaker is entering the ring. Follow the life of the Dead Man from his beginnings as a star high school athlete to a living legend in the wrestling ring.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
As one of the most popular characters in professional wrestling, the Undertaker has been an “undead mortician” since the 1990s. Fans of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will learn basic facts about this legendary professional wrestler and follow his long. Geared to students doing research or writing reports, this biography includes a table of contents, introduction, seven chapters about the Undertaker plus backmatter including a glossary, “Read More” section, list of Internet sites, and index. This high-low nonfiction title would best be put in the hands of reluctant readers, as the subject matter would appeal to ages ten to fourteen but the reading level is for grades 3-4. Readers will learn that the Undertaker was born as Mark Calaway in 1965 and that his wrestling career began in Texas in 1984. He wrestled in several different leagues early in his career and in 1990 he joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which became the WWE in 2002. Most of this 48-page biography focuses on the Undertaker’s costume, props, moves, and his many other gimmicks. It also includes information about memorable matches, teammates, and opponents. There are chapters about his personal and family life, his celebrity, and his impact on professional wrestling. Color photographs, sidebars, timelines, and highlighted vocabulary words enhance this biography. The writing is straightforward and basic, meaning readers who are not already fans of professional wrestling may find it hard to stay interested to stay interested but those who are will certainly enjoy learning more about this wrestler, considered one of the all-time greats. Part of the “Pro Wrestling Stars” series. Reviewer: Emily Griffin; Ages 10 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429686792
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Pro Wrestling Stars Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Pamela Dell began her professional career writing for adults and started writing for children about 12 years ago. Since then she has published fiction and nonfiction books, written numerous magazine articles, and created award-winning interactive multimedia.

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