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Children's Nonfiction Martial Arts

Judo in Action

by (author) John Crossingham & Bobbie Kalman

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2005
Martial Arts, Safety, Fitness & Exercise
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2005
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2005
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 4


Judo in Action takes kids into the exciting world of judo techniques and tactics. Kids will be fascinated to learn about the history, etiquette, and inventive moves of judo. Bright photos and exciting text help bring to life the throws, holds, and locks of this energetic martial art.

About the authors

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

Judo in Action (Sports in Action)

What is judo? This book is a colourful look at its history, etiquette and inventive moves. Bright photos and exciting text reveal the throws, holds and locks of this energetic martial art.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

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