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How Figure Skating Works [Paperback]

Keltie Thomas , Stephen MacEachern

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Aug. 12 2009 How Sports Work
One of the most popular Winter Olympic sports in the world, figure skating?s appeal lies in its combination of gymnastic grace, athletic accuracy, and creative expression ? all with a hint of drama! Both women and men, as singles and in pairs, have thrilled as competitors in this sport. Now their mysteries and histories are explored in the fifth installment of the highly successful How Sports Work series. How Figure Skating Works has facts, figures, and fun for everyone -- from the rookies of the rink all the way up to the triumphant triple lutzers. Unique insider information includes the science behind a figure skate?s special design, a catalogue of the most inventive (and strangest) moves, stories of Olympic judging and score-keeping, and the secrets behind some of the greatest partnerships and rivalries in skating. Plus, "Quick Answers to Speedy Questions" sidebars explain all things figure skating, "Legends on Ice" profiles introduce young fans to some of the most inspirational skaters in history, and the "Rules and Regs" section at the back of the book provides all the terms and need-to-know information to make every reader a master of figure skating basics. Ages 8-12.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Maple Tree (Aug. 12 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897349599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897349595
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 25.1 x 0.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #467,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Despite being packaged for kids, the book is full of fascinating scientific and historical facts that any adult can enjoy...How Figure Skating Works would be a great gift for any young (or young at heart) skating fan.

Keltie Thomas has done it again. Not only is this book an excellent how-to manual for the beginning skater, but it also is a delight for anyone interested in the sport of figure skating…This exciting and humorous book is entertaining and will certainly be enjoyed by both children and adults over and over again.

...the illustrations and the pictures are colorful and informative...a very thorough book.

This engaging introduction will be welcomed by both newcomers and fans of the sport.

…the perfect skating book for kids age 8 to 12 who love the sport…In my books, this one’s a gold medal winner!

About the Author

With her scientific curiosity and quirky sense of humour, Keltie Thomas deftly combines entertainment with information in her books for children. She is a former editor of OWL Magazine, a passionate sports fan, and winner of the Educational Press Association of America's highest honours. Her previous books include Inside Hockey!; Blades, Boards, & Scooters; the other books in the How Sports Work series, and many more. Keltie lives in Toronto.

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