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Paralympic Sports Events
Contributor(s): Johnson, Robin
ISBN: 0778740447     ISBN-13: 9780778740445
Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2009
Annotation: The Paralympics are a series of sporting events for elite athletes with different physical abilities. This book examines the five Paralympic winter sportsalpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curlingand the athletes who compete in them. Prepare to be inspired by their courage, skill, and dedication to their sport.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Athletes with disabilities.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Winter Sports
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Olympics
Dewey: 796.04/56
LCCN: 2009021497
Lexile Measure: 1160
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Winter Olympic Sports
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.15 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 133681
Reading Level: 6.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 November)

Gr 3-5–This series has potential interest for use around the 2010 Winter Olympics, but it disappoints. The authors dryly recite facts as though writing for an almanac even though they are covering topics that could have inspired exciting narratives. Most of the color photographs are run of the mill and are shot at a mid-range distance, meaning that the skiers all look the same. Some fact boxes, such as the one about women hockey players, are on the wrong page. Other missed opportunities abound. For example, the two brief sentences in Paralympic Sports about how visually impaired biathletes shoot at targets that make electronic sounds will leave readers wanting more. Similar information is readily available elsewhere.

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