The Wild World of Sports

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Young sports fans and athletes love to learn quirky, interesting, and astonishing facts about their favorite sports. This series covers the wildest stories that the world of sports has to offer. From sports' biggest scandals to its biggest clowns and goofballs, this series has something for everyone.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
The Wild World of Sports (8 titles)
Biggest Scandals in Sports 6.3
Careers Cut Short 6.1
Greatest Teams That Didn't Win It All 5.7
Hard-to-Beat Sports Records 5.7
Offbeat Sports 5.8
Sports' Greatest Turnarounds 5.8
Sports' Most Memorable Characters 5.3
Sports' One-Hit Wonders 6.0
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF054000, JNF025000, JNF011000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Sports
Copyright 2018
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint SportsZone
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2017-12-15
ISBN 9781532113611, 9781532152498
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
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The Wild World of Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Reading more like encyclopedias than narrative sports nonfiction, each book in this series covers athletes from a wide range of fields that fit the bill of the title. Memorable Characters includes tennis spitfire John McEnroe and football braggadocio Chad Ochocinco. Offbeat describes roller derby—and Quidditch! While all the books are enjoyable to read, perhaps the best are those that rely on emotional stories. Careers Cut Short discusses players whose injuries or untimely deaths curtailed their careers, such as baseball players Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente. Biggest Scandals dives into the steroid era in baseball and has a section on the infamous Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan kneecapping incident. A fine series for robust collections serving readers who like to learn a little about a lot.