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    9781926818412 9781897349878 Hardback, $22.95 CAD
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: V Lexile measure: 1060L
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How Sports Work
How Football Works
By (author): Keltie Thomas Illustrated by: Stephen MacEachern
9781897349885 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football Nov 01, 2010
$12.95 CAD
Out of print 10 x 8.5 x 0.19 in 64 pages Owlkids Books Inc.
On any given Sunday you’ll find fans huddled around the TV or glued to the stands as they watch the “big game.” What big game, you ask? What else — football! Football is without question one of the most popular sports in North America. So what’s the appeal? And how does the sport work? All the answers can be found in How Football Works, a How Sports Work book. It’s an examination of the players, the plays, the legends, and the science behind this powerful sport. From the way a body initiates a tackle to a behind-the-scenes look at the way an NFL team prepares for its weekly game, How Football Works presents all the facts, drama, and one-of-a-kind anecdotes that make football such a popular sport. Engaging “Quick Answers to Hard-Hitting Questions” sidebars and “Quick Hit” factoids provide all the need-to-know information, and “Tip” and “Try This!” bursts help kids improve their game. Timelines throughout the book track the evolution of football essentials, like the pigskin, the turf, and the football helmet, from the 1890s to today. Plus, “Legends of the Game” sections introduce young fans to some of the best players in football history and a “Rules and Regs” section at the back of the book provides definitions for all of the terms readers need to know to become a master of football basics.

KELTIE THOMAS is a passionate sports fan and award-winning children’s science writer and editor. She is a former editor of OWL Magazine, and is the author of popular sports books such as How Baseball Works; Blades, Boards & Scooters; and Inside Hockey! She lives in Toronto.



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STEPHEN MACEACHERN studied both animation and illustration at the celebrated Sheridan College. His first book, Lights, Camera, Action!, written by Lisa O’Brien, won the White Raven Award. He lives in Erin, Ontario.



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"One would be hard pressed to think of an aspect of the game not addressed in these jam-packed pages…A super addition to most library collections." - School Library Journal

"This book scores a touchdown and a two-point conversion." - Booklist

"A very informative read!" - Resource Links

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