Wayne Gretzky, known to millions of hockey fans as "The Great One," wasn't the biggest, fastest, or strongest hockey player ever, but he was without a doubt the best so far. When he retired from play in 1999, the National Hockey League retired his jersey number as well and inducted him into the NHL Hall of Fame immediately, without the customary waiting period. Wayne's great talent was his ability to read the game and consistently make the right moves, earning him records for scoring year after year. The Great One started playing hockey on an ice rink in his backyard as a little boy in Canada, practicing before and after school and even after eating dinner with his skates on! His life tells the story of how far hard work and smart thinking can take a kid from Brantford, Ontario.
How did soccer originate? When was the game first added to the Olympics? These are questions answered in Score! The Story of Soccer. This book provides a historical look at the sports development from ancient times through its explosion in Europe to its huge popularity in North America today.
Throughout his life, basketball superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson has met both challenges and opportunities with perseverance and leadership. Dubbed "Magic," Johnson blazed a spectacular career in basketball. His play with the Los Angeles Lakers as point guard alongside center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as his epic rivalry with the Boston Celtics’ forward Larry Bird, marked a legendary era in the NBA. In 1991, Magic announced he had tested positive for HIV, a virus that can lead to the life-threatening disease AIDS, and was retiring from basketball. Little was known then about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. His declaration shocked the public but succeeded in putting a familiar and much-admired face on a disease that was shrouded in fear and prejudice. Magic Johnson's legacy includes his inspirational work as an advocate for the prevention of HIV and the still-incurable disease AIDS through his own foundation, which provides programs for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, including testing and safe sex practices.
Pounding hooves, the roar of the crowds, muscles tightening, and then - the leap! Experience the excitement and thrill of competitive Steeplechase in the latest book in the Horsing Around series, Steeplechase. You too can be a champion!
Are you longing to mount up and hit the trail? Trail Riding, the latest book in the Horsing Around series, explores the sport of competitive trail riding from head to tail. Learn the tips, the tricks, the rules and rides -- and most importantly, how to finish - a winner.
Hold on to your cowboy hats and prepare for a wild read! In this book, you'll learn all about the bucking horses, lively livestock, and daring riders of the rodeo world. You'll read about roping, riding, racing, wrestling, and more! You'll also discover the breeds of rodeo horses, how riders handle and care for their animals, and how cattle herding became a rough-and-tumble sport.
Cross Country and Endurance takes readers into the world of cross country and endurance competitions, which test the stamina, riding, and jumping abilities of the horse and rider. The text is clear and easy to read, providing both history and rules of the sport. Exciting, engaging photographs and informative diagrams accompany the text.
The half-time show is just beginningbut what happened before that to get the Super Bowl on the field? The Economics of the Super Bowl takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of the Super Bowl. Various links in the economic chain include ticket sales, television broadcasting rights, advertising revenue, and contracting with performers for the half-time show, as well as for laborers to set up the stage and sound.
When doctors told her parents that she may never walk again, no one could have imagined that Wilma Rudolph would grow up to become the world’s fastest woman. This awe-inspiring book shows how, with grace, perseverance, and dedication, young Wilma used her inner strength to overcome physical disabilities caused by polio to win three gold medals for the USA in track and field at the 1960 Olympics. A sports superstar and an icon worldwide, her legacy continues to inspire youth and African-American communities today.
What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! When your team is down and out, sometimes the only thing you have is humor. Using sports jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, this riotous book helps readers learn how to understand the culture of humor and how to use it in their own writing.
Fun pictograms and infographics about extreme sports make learning about math topics such as ratios, area, percentages, averages, and angles easy and fun. In this book, readers are presented with scenarios in a number of extreme sports and use their mathematical skills while skyrunning, BASE jumping, ziplining, ice climbing, and racing motocross. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in sports and sports-related businesses. Math is an important part of many jobs involved in athletics. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.
From all-time greats such as Joe Montana and Jerry Rice to current superstars like Aaron Rodgers, readers will enjoying learning all about their favorite football players. Record-breaking stats, famous quotes, history-making plays, and more celebrate the best football stars on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field.
Do you know who invented football? Who won the first Super Bowl championship? When did the NFL start? What are the EFL and CFL? Find the answers to these questions and more in this jam-packed title. Fascinating fact boxes and clearly written text chronicle the historic triumphs and challenges of this exciting sport.
This fun book gives an exciting overview of the rules, positions, strategies, and equipment in football. Dynamic photographs and step-by-step instructions provide tips on passing, receiving, rushing, and defending, as well as helpful pointers for playing most positions on the field. Nutrition and the importance of fair play and teamwork are also included.
Every year, the NFL, EFL, NCAA, and CFL have bowl games to determine a champion. This exciting book explores historic moments in championship football and the top teams that have played in these amazing games.
Every year, the NCAA, NBA, and WNBA crown a league champion. Every four years, basketball teams from all over the world compete for Olympic gold. This exciting book explores historic moments in championship basketball and the top teams that have played in these amazing games.
From all-time greats such as Larry Bird and Michael Jordan to current superstars like LeBron James, readers will enjoy learning all about their favorite hoopsters. Record-breaking stats, famous quotes, history-making shots, and more celebrate the best basketball stars since the game began in 1891.
Do you know who invented basketball? Who won the first NBA championship? When did the WNBA start? Find the answers to these questions and more in this jam-packed title. Fascinating fact boxes and clearly written text chronicle the historic triumphs and challenges of a favorite American sport that’s now played worldwide.
This fun book gives an exciting overview of the rules, positions, strategies, and equipment in basketball. Dynamic photographs and step-by-step instructions provide tips on shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding, and defending, as well as helpful pointers for playing each position on the floor. Nutrition and the importance of fair play and teamwork are also included.
This fun book gives an exciting overview of the rules, positions, and equipment in baseball. Dynamic photographs and step-by-step instructions provide tips on throwing, hitting, sliding, and stealing bases, as well as helpful pointers for playing each position on the diamond. Nutrition and the importance of fair play and teamwork are also included.
From all-time greats such as Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson to current superstars like Miguel Cabrera, readers will enjoying learning all about their favorite ball players. Record-breaking stats, famous quotes, history-making plays, and more celebrate the best baseball stars of the past 150 years.
Every year since 1903, teams in Major League Baseball have battled for the chance to play in the final games of the World Series. This exciting book explores historic moments in World Series games, the famous stadiums where fans have cheered on their favorite players, and the top teams who have hoisted the Commissioner’s Trophy.
Do you know who invented baseball? Who won the first world series? When did the All-American girls’ league start? Find the answers to these questions and more in this jam-packed title. Fascinating fact boxes and clearly written text chronicle the historic triumphs and challenges of America’s favorite pastime.
This absorbing book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about sports. Stories include journalists exposing the FIFA soccer scandal and Olympic committee wrongdoings, the promotion of violence in hockey leading to death, and the abuse of USA gymnasts by their team doctor and the attempt to cover it up. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.