Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 3
Nine full colour mini-posters of today's top international figure skating stars, plus stats and profiles, at an incredible price! Figure skating is the second most watched sport in Canada, second only to hockey. Skating Superstars is perfectly timed to coincide with the rising interest in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in February and the World Figure Skating Championships in March. This book includes brief profiles of today's top figure skating stars, with dazzling full-colour photos of the skaters in action. Kids will love reading about their favourite stars, and the amazing photographs included in the book are sure to be collectibles for any skating fan - young or old! Skaters included: Jeffrey Buttle (Canada) - Johnny Weir (USA) - Shen/Zhao (China) - Michelle Kwan (USA) - Irina Slutskaya (Russia) - Sasha Cohen (USA) - Evgeni Pluschenko (Russia) - Stephane Lambiel (Switzerland) - Emanuel Sandhu (Canada) - Brian Joubert (France) - Joannie Rochette (Canada) - Totmianina/Marinin (Russia) - Pang/Tong (China) - Navka/Kostomarov (Russia) - Fumie Suguri (Japan) - Belbin and Agosto (USA) - Carolina Kostner (Italy) - Cynthia Phaneuf (Canada) - Evan Lysacek (USA)
About the authors
Gérard Châtaigneau is a photographer and former figure skater. He has been photographing skating for more than 20 years, including all the Olympics and World Championships since 1988. He lives in Toronto.
Skating SuperstarsJeffrey Buttle, Sasha Cohen, Michelle Kwan… Nineteen full-page posters of today’s top international figure skaters, plus stats, highlights and the latest news on media hopefuls.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.