Little Brown Books for Young Readers The Olympics

Ask most Olympians how their story begins and they will answer, When I was young, I always dreamed of going to the Olympics. . . Some will then go on to tell of their great athletic triumphs. Others will recall agonizing near-misses. But fo...r most, the very fact that they reached the Games at all was a dream come true. For the Olympic Games offer athletes something few others sporting events can: the chance to be recognized as the best in the world at a chosen sport. With stories of great triumphs and great tragedies, the Olympics not only embodies the competitive human spirit, but also sets a stage stage for foreign relations and politics. Historical references combined with amazing sports stories give this book both an educational and exciting appeal. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/15/2008 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Matt Christopher Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 4.99in length x 0.51in width x 7.63in height Weight: 1.6oz. Read More

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