The Winter Olympics

Book The Winter Olympics

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- By: Nick Hunter(Author)
- Language: English
- Format: PDF - Djvu
- Pages:32
- Publisher: Heinemann (October 1, 2013)
- Bestsellers rank: 8
- Category: Children's Books
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The Winter Olympics are a thrilling festival of sports, bringing together skiers, skaters, and sliders from around the world. Held every four years, they turn snow and ice into an amazing sports arena. But how did they get their start, and how are they organized? Who have been the star performers, and what can we expect at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia? Read this book to find out all about the Winter Olympics.

As a prelude to the upcoming 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, this survey presents selective summaries of the previous Winter Olympics’ history, events, symbols, and controversies. Readers aren’t going to come away with more than vague ideas of what most events actually involve (“Slalom is about keeping control all the way down the course”), and a closing chart only lists the broad categories of events but leaves speed skating off altogether. Most pages feature sharp, full-color action photos, plus boxed facts on particular Olympics or olympic stars of the past that go with the single-topic narrative blocks. Hunter adds a chapter on the Winter Paralympics. Following a spread of facts and pictures about the Sochi preparations, back matter includes a table of top medal-winning countries, a world map, and an annotated list—again, very selective—of relevant websites. Good for readers looking for a quick update or overview. Grades 3-5. --John Peters --This text refers to the Library Binding edition. Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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  • By Julie on January 24, 2018

    great book for younger readers and older

  • By grammy on March 26, 2014

    School aged children learned all the timely sports for this years winter Olympics. Photos bright and colorful! Sturdy library binding!

  • By Vermont librarian on October 22, 2013

    I was a little hesitant to buy this because of lack of information, so picked up the paperback version. It's only 32 pages including index, but an engaging read with very good illustrations - just what I needed for my elementary school students. In fact, I'm going to order the hardcover as well, because I think it will be well used with Sochi coming up, and beyond. Hunter discusses the history of the Olympics, the individual sports, many of the stars, the Paralympics, controversies and the upcoming 2014 games. I learned a lot! Definitely worth it.

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