Contributor(s): Braun, Eric
ISBN: 151242580X ISBN-13: 9781512425802
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
OUR PRICE: $28.00
Product Type: Library
Published: January 2017 Annotation:
Lindsey Vonn is one of the most successful skiers of all time. She's won seventy World Cups and holds records for the most victories in both downhill and super-G skiing. She is also known for winning several times while injured and making amazing comebacks after injury. Lindsey Vonn is a tough-as-nails athlete, but her life outside of racing is just as fascinating. Learn all about how she made a name for herself on the slopes, why she likes to keep her workout routines secret, how she wound up with a pet cow, and much more.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Skiers; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
- Women; Biography.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Winter Sports
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8|
|Series: Sports All-stars|
|Book type: Easy Non Fiction|
|Physical Information: 9.25" H x 7.50" W x 0.25" (0.55 lbs) 32 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 187469
Reading Level: 4.8 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 0.5
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q71043
Reading Level: 5.6 Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Point Value: 3.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring)
Succinct, easy-to-read biographies of these sports stars include brief looks at each person's childhood before focusing on that individual's particular training and road to athletic success. Dramatic narration, direct quotes, color photographs, and sidebars round out the informative main texts; all-star statistics for that sport are appended. There are four other spring 2017 books in this series. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Sports All-Stars titles: [cf2]Lindsey Vonn[cf1], [cf2]Stephen Curry[cf1], [cf2]Luke Kuechly[cf1], and [cf2]Simone Biles[cf2].] Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)
Gr 2â€“5â€”Contemporary athletes representing the sports of soccer, skiing, football, swimming, basketball, and gymnastics are featured in this attractive series. In addition to career highlights, the texts also include information on the athletes' personal lives such as their hobbies and charitable interests. Upbeat and positive, if not overly inspiring, these volumes are more comprehensive than the usual fare for this age group. However, the texts, in some places, are already outdated; for example, Simone Biles references a planned 2016 tour for the U.S. Gymnastics team.