A Is For Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet: An Ice Skating Alphabet

by Kurt Browning
Illustrator Melanie Rose

Cherry Lake Publishing | December 15, 2005 | Hardcover

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Four-time World Champion and professional figure skater Kurt Browning replaces his boots and blades with pen and paper in A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. From holding an edge to laces and hooks, Kurt glides and dances through the alphabet explaining the history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport. Spirited illustrator Melanie Rose captures the excitement visually with her colorful, playful illustrations. With the Winter Olympics spinning our way in 2006, this book will have fans young and old dreaming of gold. Author Kurt Browning is known for his fluid movement and confidence on the ice. A four-time world champion, Kurt is the first figure skater to be named as Canada''s outstanding male athlete. He presently skates professionally with Stars on Ice and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and son. Illustrator Melanie Rose''s charming and lively oil paintings have graced the pages of several Sleeping Bear Press titles including Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet; H is for Homerun: A Baseball Alphabet; and W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet. She makes her home in Mississauga, Canada, with her son Liam and their two cats, Mickey and Meesha.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 10.63 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: December 15, 2005

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1585362808

ISBN - 13: 9781585362806

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 10

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A Is For Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet: An Ice Skating Alphabet

A Is For Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet: An Ice Skating Alphabet

by Kurt Browning
Illustrator Melanie Rose

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 Pages, 10.63 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: December 15, 2005

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1585362808

ISBN - 13: 9781585362806

About the Book

Just in time for the 2006 Winter Olympic comes this exciting new spin on the ABCs! Join four-time world champion figure skater Kurt Browning as he glides and dances through the alphabet, explaining the history, techniques and memorable moments of the sport.

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Four-time World Champion and professional figure skater Kurt Browning replaces his boots and blades with pen and paper in A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. From holding an edge to laces and hooks, Kurt glides and dances through the alphabet explaining the history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport. Spirited illustrator Melanie Rose captures the excitement visually with her colorful, playful illustrations. With the Winter Olympics spinning our way in 2006, this book will have fans young and old dreaming of gold.

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Four-time World Champion and professional figure skater Kurt Browning replaces his boots and blades with pen and paper in A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. From holding an edge to laces and hooks, Kurt glides and dances through the alphabet explaining the history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport. Spirited illustrator Melanie Rose captures the excitement visually with her colorful, playful illustrations. With the Winter Olympics spinning our way in 2006, this book will have fans young and old dreaming of gold. Author Kurt Browning is known for his fluid movement and confidence on the ice. A four-time world champion, Kurt is the first figure skater to be named as Canada''s outstanding male athlete. He presently skates professionally with Stars on Ice and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and son. Illustrator Melanie Rose''s charming and lively oil paintings have graced the pages of several Sleeping Bear Press titles including Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet; H is for Homerun: A Baseball Alphabet; and W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet. She makes her home in Mississauga, Canada, with her son Liam and their two cats, Mickey and Meesha.

About the Author

Known for his fluid movement and confidence on the ice, four-time world champion figure skater Kurt Browning spins, jumps, and glides his way through the alphabet with A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. Kurt was the first figure skater to be named as Canada''s outstanding male athlete, was honored by Sports Illustrated as one of the 50 greatest sports figures from Canada, and is a member of Canada''s Sports Hall of Fame. Completing the first quadruple jump in competition earned Kurt his way into the Guinness Book of Records. Kurt presently skates professionally with Stars on Ice and lives in Toronto with his wife and son.

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 10

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