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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This celebration of the Chicago Blackhawks, one of the revered "Original Six" NHL teams, provides a detailed history from their beginnings in 1926 through their six Stanley Cup wins, as well as various ownership and home rink changes. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.
Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, spent 25 of his 26 seasons in the NHL with one team: the Detroit Red Wings. One of the "Original Six," the Red Wings are revered for having 58 players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, appearing numerous times in the playoffs, and winning 11 Stanley Cups. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.
Arguably the most valuable franchise in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs have proven that fans fuel the game—despite a much-lamented half-century Stanley Cup drought. This vibrant book tells the story of the Leafs’ 100 years of colorful coaches, irascible owners, and bruised and beloved players. The story of the Leafs gives a big-picture view of the importance of professional sports teams to the history and economy of a big city and a big sports league. Appealing historic and contemporary images mix with informative text and quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.
Founded by a brash boxing promoter in 1926, the New York Rangers was the first U.S.-based NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. Packed with stories about quirky players, coaches, owners, and team rivalries, this book is a treat for hockey lovers and Rangers fans. Appealing historic and contemporary images mix with informative text and quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.
This book celebrates the winningest team in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens. Founded as Le Club de Hockey Canadien in 1909, "the Habs" claim a league-leading 24 Stanley Cup championships and numerous player awards with more than 50 players in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A treat for hockey lovers and Habs fans, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.
Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore, Milt Scmidt, Johnny Bucyk, Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara—like most "Original Six" teams, the Boston Bruins’ roster has been packed with league-leading players for 93 years. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.
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.
This exciting title inspires readers to get active, use their creativity, and collaborate to explore new ideas in the world of sports. Engaging activities, inspiring biographies, and clear photographs help readers create new and entertaining sports games and activities. A focus on accessibility and safety makes this title a strong addition to any makerspace.
Karate is an action-packed martial art that is thrilling to watch! Kids will love learning how to safely perform the fast-paced karate moves highlighted in Karate in Action. Bold images and clear text will teach kids everything they need to know about the history, techniques, and competitions of the worlds most popular martial art. Other topics include katas and sparring showing respect to the sensei and to others the history and use of weapons in karate
Snowboarding is a very young sport but it grows more popular and respected every year. Fast and exciting, this winter activity requires practice and proper techniqueand heres the book to help you along the way! Snowboarding in Action gives beginners all the tips theyll need to hit the slopes. Full-color photographs and illustrations explain: dos and donts of the slopes what to look for in snowboarding equipment and hill conditions the basics of turning, slowing, and stopping riding a chairlift competitive snowboarding
Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Taekwondo in Action provides an in-depth look at how to perform the high-flying moves of this sport. Colorful images and informative text teach kids about: the history of Taekwondo basic positions, such as ready stance and horseback-riding stance how to throw punches and perform kicks the skills and techniques required to perform combinations the two main styles of sparring
In-line Skating in Action gives kids the inside track on a sport that refuses to stand still! Invented as a way for hockey players to stay fit in summer, in-line skates are now used for street hockey, racing, and even stunning tricks performed on the same ramps that skateboarders use. Full-color features include: basic movement and balance safety tips for skating in public areas such as sidewalks the thrilling world of vertical ramp skating enjoying a skate with the family
When lacrosse was first played as a Native American sport, teams of hundreds of people played on a "field" that was miles in length! Lacrosse in Action uses full-color photos and illustrations to highlight a sport that is becoming more and more popular in North America. Features include: player positions scoring drills and skills defense and goaltending techniques equipment and rules.
This popular winter sport is performed on hills all over the world! Once used only as a mode of transportation, skiing has become an internationally respected sport of speed, endurance, and agility. Skiing in Action provides children with all the tips and tricks they'll need to hit the slopes. Highlights include: how to get on and off a chair lift basics of turning and stopping tips on handling moguls descriptions of competitive alpine and freestyle skiing
Goooaaaallllll! Crabtree scores with Soccer in Action an exciting book that explores the most popular sport in the world. Kids will love learning and practicing skills such as kicking, dribbling, and trapping. Spectacular full-color photographs accompany the clear, detailed text showing: different player positions warm-up exercises maneuvering the ball with your foot and your head types of shots & saves
Track events focus on speed, technique, and determination. They challenge athletes to move more quickly than ever before, but there is more to these events than just running. Whether it is a blistering sprint or a draining marathon, let Track Events in Action be a child's guide to preparing for life in the fast lane! Thorough text and full-color pictures help illustrate such highlights as: the 100m and the key to a great start how to handle hurdles how to make your move and grab the lead tips on training safely
What is a bump, a volley, a serve, or a spike? These questions and more are answered in Volleyball in Action. Children will love learning about the history of this energetic sport, the necessary equipment, and basic rules of play. Fascinating information includes: the role of the coach mix and motion drills to help develop skills how to block the ball how beach volleyball is catching on
Badminton may be known as a relaxing backyard game, but as the worlds fastest racquet sport, it is action packed, thrilling, and very demanding. Badminton in Action uses full-color photography and engaging text to help the sport take flight in young readers minds. Kids will learn: How to perform forehands and backhands Strategies for covering the court How to make serves and specialty shots count Rules and scoring The differences between singles and doubles play