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Children's Nonfiction Martial Arts

High flying Martial Arts

by (author) John Crossingham

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Mar 2008
Martial Arts, Fitness & Exercise, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 13
  • Grade: 2


Martial arts such as karate, judo, taekwondo, and kung fu are not only popular as competitive sports but also as a means of exercise and learning self-discipline for people of all ages. High flying Martial Arts gives children a simple introduction to each sport and discusses the differences between them.

About the author

JOHN CROSSINGHAM has spent most of his life playing music and writing words. In addition to having edited with OKB, he is author of Learn to Speak Music. A veteran of numerous bands, including Broken Social Scene and Raising The Fawn, he has toured much of the world, played on Conan, Letterman, and the Junos, and has released several albums and EPs. He has also written and edited dozens of children's books, as well as written about music for FASHION and Chart magazines. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Librarian Reviews

High Flying Martial Arts (Sports Starters)

Martial arts are traditional ways of combat. Explore the eight different styles and learn how they differ. Learn about kicking, grappling, blocking, throws and more. Includes photos, glossary and index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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