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A Football All-Pro
ISBN: 9781403453648
Author: Ingram, William Scott
Publisher: Heinemann Library
Published: August 2004
Retail: $31.43    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: Looks at the sport of football, discussing the history, skills, and tactics, and highlights top players, coaches, and teams.
Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.43" H x 10.66" L x 7.94" W 48 pages
Bargain Category: Early Elementary, Non-Fiction, Sports, Upper Elementary
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall)
This ambitious series strives to cover all aspects of the featured sport, from its history and development to the equipment and skills required to succeed. Sidebars, color and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and charts combine with a detail-rich text to provide a busy, thorough, and well-researched introduction for the hard-core sports enthusiast. Directory, reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Making of a Champion titles: [cf2]An International Soccer Star[cf1], [cf2]A Basketball All-Star[cf1], [cf2]A Football All-Pro[cf1], [cf2]A Baseball All-Star[cf1], [cf2]A World-Class Ice Skater[cf1], and [cf2]A World-Class Boxer[cf1].] Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 March)
Gr 6-8-These titles provide overviews of popular sports from their beginnings to contemporary times. Basic skills and playing strategies, rules of the game, training, and typical injuries are discussed, and fact boxes, short vignettes on past and present professional athletes, and lists of championships (some through 2004) are offered. Interesting trivia is found throughout the volumes. Baseball and Basketball include both males and females in their coverage. The clearly presented information is accompanied by a quality color or black-and-white photograph on every page. Each book also includes a one-page glossary and lists of organizations and further resources. Some grammatical errors were noted, but they do not detract significantly from the appeal. The combination of how-to, history, and biography is likely to attract fans of the sports. These books are similar in scope to John Hareas's Basketball (2003), James Kelley's Baseball (2000), and Tim Polzer's NFL: Play Football (2002, all DK).-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.