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And Nobody Got Hurt!: The Worlds Weirdest, Wackiest True Sports Stories
Contributor(s): Berman, Len, Gamble, Kent (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316010294     ISBN-13: 9780316010290
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
    OUR PRICE: $9.60  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 2005
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Annotation: "Today Show" regular Berman showcases the funniest and most amazing stories in the history of sports in this collection taken from his popular TV segments. Illustrations.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sports; Miscellanea; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation
Dewey: 796
LCCN: 2004029629
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 116 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 102138
Reading Level: 5.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q41847
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 7.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Today Show regular and Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Len Berman has hosted World Series games and Super Bowls, and reported from the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2000 summer games in Sydney and the 1996 games in Atlanta. He is most known for his "Spanning the World" segments on the Today Show and NBC 4 in New York City. He has also served as the weekday sports anchor for News Channel 4 for more than 15 years.
Today Show regular and Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Len Berman has hosted World Series games and Super Bowls, and reported from the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2000 summer games in Sydney and the 1996 games in Atlanta. He is most known for his "Spanning the World" segments on the Today Show and NBC 4 in New York City. He has also served as the weekday sports anchor for News Channel 4 for more than 15 years.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
Sportscaster Berman shares some of his favorite stories from the baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, soccer and football fields, golf course, and the Olympics in this chatty, conversational volume. Many of the brief so-called "stories" are really just game rules and lists of unusual facts, but sports fans and reluctant readers will find much to enjoy. Black-and-white line drawings add humor. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2005 October #1)
Sportscaster Len Berman collects a plethora of true tales about minor leaguers, high school athletes and the majors in the paperback And Nobody Got Hurt!: The World's Weirdest, Wackiest True Sports Stories. Organized by sport, the anecdotes range from the May 1993 home run hit by the Cleveland Indians' Carlos Martinez, off the head of Texas Ranger right fielder Jose Canseco; to Natasha Zvereva's 1993 Wimbledon match which quite literally brought her to her knees, from where she made not one, but two returns while playing with doubles partner Gigi Fernandez. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 November)

Gr 3–7 —This book is chock-full of bloopers and bizarre happenings. The yarns are grouped by sport, with short chapters devoted to football, baseball, soccer, basketball, and a catch-all at the end. Berman, a well-known sportscaster, writes as he speaks, and his jovial style will engage reluctant readers. While most of the stories involve bungles and missteps from the past decade, a fair amount of unusual sports history from the 20th century is sprinkled in, especially in the chapter devoted to the Olympics. The book's appeal is not limited to sports lovers. Berman does a nice job of explaining the basic rules of each game, and the final chapter deals with decidedly nontraditional competitions including eat-offs and pulling trucks with one's ears. Throughout, Gamble's caricaturelike drawings maintain the light tone. However, sticklers for detail will notice that in the illustrations, numbers on players' uniforms don't always match their actual team numbers. Purchase this volume where there is solid demand for Berman's first collection or where sports almanacs and trivia books are popular.—Kim Dare, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

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