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Author Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
Title What are the Winter Olympics? / by Gail Herman ; illustrated by Jake Murray.
Pub Info New York : Penguin Workshop, 2021.
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Descript 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Series What are ...?
What is--? (Penguin Workshop (Firm))
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.0 1 1 516105
"An official Who HQ book."-Cover.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Contents 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 "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.
Audience Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
Subject Winter Olympics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Olympic athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Athletes -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Instructional and educational works.
Add Author Murray, Jake, illustrator.
ISBN 9780593093771 (library binding)
0593093771 (library binding)
9780593093764 (paperback)
0593093763 (paperback)
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