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Biggest Upsets of All Time
Contributor(s): Wilner, Barry
ISBN: 162403988X     ISBN-13: 9781624039881
Publisher: Sportszone
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Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: January 2016
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Annotation: This title explores the most shocking upsets in sports history, from Super Bowl stunners to unexpected Olympics heroics. The title also features informative sidebars, a glossary, and further resources.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sports upsets; History; Juvenile literature.
Sports; History; Juvenile literature.
Sports upsets; History.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation
Dewey: 796/.09
LCCN: 2015945543
Lexile Measure: 820
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Legendary World of Sports
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 7.50" W x 0.25" (0.62 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 179935
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
Sports fans are presented with superlative-like trivia in clear prose illustrated with photos on uncluttered layouts. The series features themed moments from the history of a wide variety of sports, both popular team sports (baseball, hockey, basketball, etc.) and individual competitions such as auto- and horse-racing. Unfortunately, the overall coverage slants heavily toward male athletes. Reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Legendary World of Sports titles: The Most Notorious Curses of All Time, The Oddest Superstitions of all Time, The Most Dominant Dynasties of All Time, The Most Amazing Sports Moments of All Time, The Greatest Coaches of All Times, and The Biggest Upsets of All Time.] Copyright 2016 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 April)

Gr 4–6—The history of various sports are explored with surprising depth in this kid-friendly series. With catchy, headline-style chapter titles and photos throughout, the mix of current and historical facts will appeal to trivia fans. Honorable mentions at the end of each volume show snippets of other amazing stories readers can research on their own. Fact-filled bubbles dot the ends of some chapters, sometimes expanding on the story that has just been told and other times focusing on a completely different topic. While this can make for an odd matchup, it's not too distracting as to be unreadable. By far the most interesting books in the series are The Most Notorious Curses and The Oddest Superstitions. Students will love the fun, sometimes freaky facts they'll find in those two winners. VERDICT A real steal for readers who love sports trivia.

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