**The recipient of a prestigious Mom's Choice Award** With a little world geography and a whole lot of tennis mixed together, kids and parents alike will fall in love with tennis for the first time, or all over again. A fantasy-adventure picture book that both boys and girls will want to read time after time, while they learn about tennis and its truly international appeal. Readers of all ages will be delighted by this brightly illustrated, rhyming story of magical tennis racquets escorting twins across the globe to glamorous tennis ports of call--New York, London, Paris, and Melbourne. Written by a former tennis professional, Marissa Irvin Gould, has played the sport at the highest level-- winning matches at all four Grand Slam events. She is also a mother of three young children and an elementary school teacher with a passion for learning. Don't be surprised if after reading this book, kids are clamoring for a new racquet, and a chance to get outside and play tennis for themselves.
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About the Author
Marissa Irvin Gould is a mother of three, professional tennis player, and elementary school teacher. She played on the WTA tour from 2000-2005, appearing in twenty-two Grand Slam events during her career. She holds a BA from Stanford University and a Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine University as well as a California Teaching Credential. As an educator, she has taught both Kindergarten and third grade; however, since having her first child in 2008, Mrs. Gould has put away the lesson plans while she is home with her three young children. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and family, and hopes every child will have the opportunity to discover the magic of tennis.
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A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Title: A Magical Racquet Ride - Journey To The Four Grand Slam Tournaments Of Tennis Author: Marissa Irvin Gould Illustrator: Mark Brayer Publisher: Smith Publicity Published: 6-20-2014 ISBN: 9781492177081 Pages: 32 Genre: Children's Fiction Tags: Sports, Fantasy Overall Rating: Excellent Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne Nick and Molly are celebrating their birthday as they open their gifts they find by far their favorite was the brand new tennis racquets. They each loved sports, but have not heard of this game before. they go to bed that night and have the adventure of a lifetime. In their dreams? Read this story to find out where they went in their dreams, what they learned and if any of it ws real. This is a wonderful story aimed at those at reading level grade two. Young readers will enjoy the adventure of going around the world with our two main characters and learning as they do. The question each will answer at the end of the book is: Was it real or only a dream? It is a hard answer to decide on. They may have to read it over again to come to a decision. If you have a young sports fan they will love A Magical Racquet Ride - Journey To The Four Grand Slam Tournaments Of Tennis. Pick up a copy to share with them today.