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Basketballogy

Supercool Facts You Never Knew

by Kevin Sylvester

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ISBN:9781554519316
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Everything you wanted to know about basketball—and more!

For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their library. From the origins of the game to how much players are paid, and the evolution of the basketball shoe, this book covers a wide range of topics. Among others are how the color barrier was breached, the rise of women’s basketball, and innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes. Lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, charts, and graphs make this ideal for visual learners, while the short chapters encourage browsing.   

About the Author

Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning illustrator, writer and broadcaster whose work ranges from murder mysteries and science fiction to books on sports and financial literacy. His picture books include Splinters (a Blue Spruce Honour Book) and Super-Duper Monster Viewer. Kevin’s Neil Flambé Capers series and MINRs series have both been bestsellers. His latest novel is Mucus Mayhem. His non-fiction titles include Follow Your Money, Follow Your Stuff, Baseballogy and Basketballogy. Kevin lives with his family in Toronto.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, Top 75 Recommended Reads
  • Commended, Silver Birch Non-fiction Honour Award
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

“Sylvester has researched the interesting to the extreme.”

— Provo Library Children’s Book Reviews, 01/11/18

“Sylvester knows basketball and writes about it with flair.”

— Booklist, 09/01/17

“A slam dunk.” 

— Best Books for Kids and Teens, *starred review, Spring/18

“With appealing artwork, charts, graphs and pages filled with all the basketball information enthusiasts are happy to know, you can not go wrong having this book available to kids who love learning about sports.” 

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 05/15/18

“Information-packed .” 

— School Library Journal, 10/17

“A collection of basketball facts that extend knowledge of the game rather than simply pepper it with curios . . . ‘Supercool’ indeed.”

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review, 09/01/17

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