Based on George's classic novel My Side of the Mountain, this nonfiction paperback guide includes sections on camping, animal tracks, edible plants, and birdsongs. Nicely textured but stiff paintings illustrate the awkward poems ("There are 25 men on each major league team. / That's how many are aUowed. / But the batboy wears a uniform, too. / You can spot him from the crowd") and sidebars, erg Robinson, Sharon Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson 40 pp. Though Hght on content, the books do provide overviews of the teams and their "go-to guys" - from the "Pioneers" to the "Modern Stars" - shown in vivid photographs, in addition to facts about the teams' stadiums, uniforms, fans, and team legends. Though Hght on content, the books do provide overviews of the teams and their "go-to guys" - from the "Pioneers" to the "Modern Stars" - shown in vivid photographs, in addition to facts about the teams' stadiums, uniforms, fans, and team legends.
160 • SPORTS July–December 2009 The HORN BOOK GUIDE SPORTS ers are then discussed (off-field player antics are largely omitted). “On the Sidelines” sidebars and large, vivid pho- tographs bring fans onto the fields and into the conversa- Berman, Len The Greatest Moments in Sports tions about football legends and future stars. Ind. nlh 138 pp. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky isbn 978-1-4022-2099-9 $16.99 George, Jean Craighead Pocket Guide to the (3) 4–6 Sportscaster Berman selects twenty-five athletic Outdoors accomplishments from sports including baseball, football, 138 pp. Dutton isbn 978-0-525-42163-4 $9.99 hockey, and horse racing as the “greatest moments” in sporting history. Each readable entry, packed with bits of (3) 4–6 With Twig C. George and John C. George. Pho- trivia, is enhanced by photographs that heighten interest. tographs by T. Luke George. Based on George’s classic An accompanying CD includes replays of live broadcasts of novel My Side of the Mountain, this nonfiction paperback eleven memorable events. The book will have decided guide includes sections on camping, animal tracks, edible appeal for sports lovers. lbc plants, and birdsongs. Sketches and quotes from the novel are sprinkled throughout, but the bulk of the guide consists of clear, simple information that forms a thorough introduc- Caffrey, Scott The Story of the Oakland Raiders tion to life in the outdoors. Perfect for intrepid explorers, 48 pp. Creative Education le isbn 978-1-58341-765-2 $32.80 from backyard to backwoods. Bib., ind. hrb LeBoutillier, Nate The Story of the Chicago Bears 48 pp. Creative Education le isbn 978-1-58341-750-8 $32.80 Herzog, Brad Full Count: A Baseball Number O’Hearn, Michael The Story of the New England Book Patriots 32 pp. Sleeping Bear isbn 978-1-58536-429-9 $17.95 48 pp. Creative Education le isbn 978-1-58341-763-8 $32.80 (5) 4–6 Illustrated by Bruce Langton. The text uses ran- dom baseball-related examples to discuss numbers one Omoth, Tyler The Story of the Indianapolis Colts through ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, fifty, seventy-five, 48 pp. Creative Education le isbn 978-1-58341-758-4 $32.80
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