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What are the Winter Olympics?  Cover Image Book Book

What are the Winter Olympics? / by Gail Herman ; illustrated by Jake Murray.

Herman, Gail, 1959- (author.). Murray, Jake, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593093771
  • ISBN: 0593093771
  • ISBN: 9780593093764
  • ISBN: 0593093763
  • Physical Description: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An official Who HQ book."-Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What are the Winter Olympics? -- The 1920s: Let the winter games begin -- The 1930s: Troubled times -- 1948-1952: After the war -- 1956-1968: Lights, camera, controversy -- The '70s: Jumps and spins for the win -- 1980-1994: Comebacks and crime -- 1998: Olympic firsts -- 2002: Sleds, skates, and new sports -- 2006-2010: Legends and losses -- 2014: Emotions run high -- 2018: Two sports, one athlete-- two athletes, one sport -- The spirit continues.
Summary, etc.:
Although fans the world over have been fascinated by the modern Summer Olympics since 1896, the Winter Olympics didn't officially begin until 1924. The event celebrates cold-weather sports, displaying the talents of skiers, ice skaters, hockey players, and, most recently, snowboarders. Like its summer counterpart, the Winter Games are dedicated to bringing together the world's top athletes to honor their talents and see who gets to stand on the medal podium. -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
Subject: Winter Olympics > History > Juvenile literature.
Olympic athletes > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Athletes > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Olympics > Juvenile literature.
Winter Sports.
Winter Olympics.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
East Grand Forks Campbell Library 796.9809 HERMAN (Text) 520702 Non-Fiction Available -

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