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Weird Zone: Sports



by
Maria Birmingham
illustrated by
Jamie Bennett

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Owlkids
Imprint
Owlkids
ISBN
9781926973616
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From Royal Shrovetide Football to rubber ducky racing, this guide to wild and wacky sports will have fans shouting, “Faugh an Bheallach!” Index. Full-color illustrations and photographs.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

128

Trim Size

7" x 7"

Dewey

796.02

AR

6.2: points 4

Lexile

980L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

8

JLG Release

Jul 2013

Book Genres


Topics

Obscure sports. Sports origins and rules.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • History, science, and practical how-to information combine in this comprehensive guide to the world’s wackiest athletics, including an intense eleven-month around-the-world yacht race and the silly (and mucky) game of swamp soccer.
  • Describes the origins of dozens of different sports, which are often based on more familiar games. Ice hockey, for example, started in the late 1800s in Montreal, Canada, but underwater hockey (played with snorkels or scuba gear) was invented by an Englishman in 1954.
  • Photos, illustrations, fun facts, quizzes, tips, time lines, and more make for an engaging read and emphasize the book’s playful tone: “You may think that wok racing is just a flash in the pan, but it has a huge following, especially in Germany. In fact, the Wok World Championships in 2010 drew 6,000 spectators and over 3.5 million people watched the action on television!”
  • Includes instructions for trying out a few of the sports at home (such as how to joggle—jog and juggle at the same time), as well as “Talk the Talk” boxes that introduce athletes’ slang (in street luge, for instance, “scrambled eggs” describes a rough road surface, which riders roll down on their modified skateboards).

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • History, science, and practical how-to information combine in this comprehensive guide to the world’s wackiest athletics, including an intense eleven-month around-the-world yacht race and the silly (and mucky) game of swamp soccer.
  • Describes the origins of dozens of different sports, which are often based on more familiar games. Ice hockey, for example, started in the late 1800s in Montreal, Canada, but underwater hockey (played with snorkels or scuba gear) was invented by an Englishman in 1954.
  • Photos, illustrations, fun facts, quizzes, tips, time lines, and more make for an engaging read and emphasize the book’s playful tone: “You may think that wok racing is just a flash in the pan, but it has a huge following, especially in Germany. In fact, the Wok World Championships in 2010 drew 6,000 spectators and over 3.5 million people watched the action on television!”
  • Includes instructions for trying out a few of the sports at home (such as how to joggle—jog and juggle at the same time), as well as “Talk the Talk” boxes that introduce athletes’ slang (in street luge, for instance, “scrambled eggs” describes a rough road surface, which riders roll down on their modified skateboards).

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