Fencing for Fun!

Fencing for Fun!

by Suzanne Buckingham Slade

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756538668
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: For Fun Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: IG940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the author of 100 books for children, including many titles on science topics. Suzanne holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and has worked on Delta IV rockets and car braking systems before beginning her writing career. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.

Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.

Table of Contents

Introduction : the art of sword fighting — The strip : fencing inside the lines — Types of fencing : foil, epee, saber — Equipment : gearing up — Physical chess : using mind and body — Offense : making the touch — Defense : avoiding a hit — The salute : showing respect — On guard! : ready to fence — Advance and retreat : fancy footwork — Lunge : fast forward — Attack : hitting the target — Parry : blocking the blade — Electric fencing : get hooked up — A bout : facing your opponent — Etiquette : mind your manners — Fencing clubs : join in the fun! — Famous fencers : the greats — Olympic fencing : bouting with the best — Timeline : what happened when — Trivia : fun fencing facts.

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