GOATs of Olympic Sports
Every four years both winter and summer Olympic athletes gather to challenge each other and themselves against the great athletes who came before. This title explores the achievements, records, and triumphs of Olympic greats from several different sports. The title features exciting stories, engaging photographs, informative sidebars, honorable mentions, a glossary, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Grade 4 - Grade 8
|Number of Pages
|Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
|7.25 x 9.25
|ATOS Reading Level
|ATOS Interest Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
|Accelerated Reader® Points
|Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Sports GOATs: The Greatest of All Time – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Browsers will flock to this fast-paced, exciting series. The 20 best athletes for each sport are lauded in snappy bios that break down their phenomenal careers. GOATs of Football includes offensive and defensive players, like quarterback Peyton Manning and defensive end Reggie White. GOATs of Baseball regales readers with the stories of heavy hitters like Willie Mays and Mike Trout, but most notably includes Josh Gibson, a Negro Leagues player who would have been one of the greatest MLB players of all time if he had been allowed in the league. Of course, no hockey list would be complete without Wayne Gretzky, no soccer list can exist without the likes of Pelé and Marta, and tennis lists need Venus and Serena Williams. Readers will be happy to see recent Olympians get shout outs and to learn more about Jim Thorpe and his revoked medals. VERDICT Recommended for general purchase.