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Wnba: Stars of Women's Basketball
     

Wnba: Stars of Women's Basketball

by James Ponti, Chris Trotman (Photographer), Kris Tobiassen (Designed by)
 
An informative, behind-the-scenes look at the entire culture of women's basketball, featuring profiles of MVP Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, and superstar (and supermodel) Lisa Leslie. Written in a fan-friendly format, this book is filled with stats, pictures, profiles, and sidebars.

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An informative, behind-the-scenes look at the entire culture of women's basketball, featuring profiles of MVP Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, and superstar (and supermodel) Lisa Leslie. Written in a fan-friendly format, this book is filled with stats, pictures, profiles, and sidebars.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Ponti introduces both individuals and teams in women's professional basketball. Biographical sketches average three to four pages in length and include personal information as well as career highlights. While not especially well written, the articles do convey some sense of what drives these athletes to succeed in a sport in which personal recognition and monetary rewards have been slow in coming. Team profiles, which include leaders in points, assists, and rebounds; 1998 records; home arenas with mailing addresses; and a two- to three-page narrative description will appeal to hard-core fans. Treatment of teams in the rival ABL is somewhat shorter. While Rachel Rutledge's The Best of the Best in Basketball (Millbrook, 1998) provides somewhat better coverage of individual players, it lacks this book's team focus, making it the better choice for those libraries that have to decide between the two.-Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Fans of this new professional sport will have to ease past the forced pitch of these capsule looks at some of the better-known stars of the game. Each biographical note contains the person's vital statistics and an impressing listing of honors. Another section introduces each of the WNBA teams, with rosters, records, and notes; the same attention is given to the upstart American Basketball League. A final section consists of a brief women's basketball trivia quiz. This text feels hastily assembled; Ponti equates a conversational tone with infractions of grammar and lazy transitions. Those who want to know why this sport, which dates back—barely—to 1996, has burst on the scene so quickly and continues to draw crowds, will have to turn to more solid coverage found in national magazines. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671032753
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.79(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

James Ponti was born in Italy, raised in Florida, and went to college in California. After receiving a degree in screenwriting from the USC Film School, he began a career writing and producing television shows for the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, Spike TV, History Channel, and Golf Channel. James loves writing, travel, and the Boston Red Sox. He is married to his college sweetheart, and they live with their two sons in Maitland, Florida.

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