Gymnastics

Paperback | August 1, 1998

byDan Gutman

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How did Kerri Strug go from Olympic hopeful to Olympic champion? How does Dominique Moceanu spend a typical day? This thorough, fun-to-read book answers those questions and many more. You?ll learn the ins and outs of the equipment and events, find out how scoring is done, read about the history of the sport, and lots more! Dan Gutman?s insider look at gymnastics has been fully updated to include the 1996 Olympics and is sure to enthrall aspiring gymnasts and devoted fans alike.?A glossary, a chronology, and an entertaining chapter of gymnastics trivia round out this easily read, timely overview of a popular sport.?-- BooklistDan Gutman is the author of many books for children, including Ice Skating, Taking Flight: My Story by Vicky Van Meter, and World Series Classics. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

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How did Kerri Strug go from Olympic hopeful to Olympic champion? This thorough, fun-to-read book answers that question and many more. Readers will learn the ins and outs of the equipment and events, find out how scoring is done, and read about the history of the sport. color photo insert. 9 and up.

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How did Kerri Strug go from Olympic hopeful to Olympic champion? How does Dominique Moceanu spend a typical day? This thorough, fun-to-read book answers those questions and many more. You?ll learn the ins and outs of the equipment and events, find out how scoring is done, read about the history of the sport, and lots more! Dan Gutman?...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141301309

ISBN - 13:9780141301303

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 9

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How did Kerri Strug go from Olympic hopeful to Olympic champion? This thorough, fun-to-read book answers that question and many more. Readers will learn the ins and outs of the equipment and events, find out how scoring is done, and read about the history of the sport. color photo insert. 9 and up.