All sports fans have their heroes, and part of the fun of watching sports is debating which athletes are the best. This series pits classic stars against contemporary champions, comparing them on various skills to see which fares better. While chapters will name winners based on these specific skills, it will up to the reader to decide who is the all-time great.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF054020, JNF054130, JNF054120|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Versus – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
. . . anyone who’s a fan will recognize immediately that the athletes chosen for comparison are well matched. Each volume includes brief biographical information about the athletes before launching into comparisons of their many gifts and talents. Some pairs, such as Lionel Messi and Pelé or LeBron James and Michael Jordan, are such great counterparts that it’s almost impossible to say there’s a clear victor. In other cases, readers can clearly see how each player’s strengths were different. Who would come out on top if these phenomenal stars met up in their respective primes? The titles on the more well-known athletes are more likely to circulate than the less familiar ones, but they’re all fascinating. A real winner for middle school collections.