Sports Stars: Series 5, 5th Edition

  • Michael A. Pare
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787636835
  • ISBN-13: 9780787636838
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs ( 1.02 kgs)
  • 368 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1999 | Published

About

Overview

Sports Stars, Series 5 adds 22 new amatuer and professional athletes and 12 two-page updates from previous Sports Stars series to its coverage. Students will find biographical sketches averaging seven pages each on athletes who participate in a wide range of sports, including auto racing, baseball, basketball, figure skating, golf, hockey, tennis, volleyball and more. Also included is a listing by sport of all the athletes featured in Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 as well as a cumulative index covering athletes in all fives series. Entries contain more than 50 photos including action shots of the individual. Look for these notables:

  • Lindsey Davenport
  • Tim Duncan
  • Cammie Granato
  • Joe Sakic
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Dawn Staley
  • Jenny Thompson
  • And many others

Reviews

"Clearly written. Lots of quotes and anecdotes. Useful for assignments and also appealing as leisure reading." -- School Library Journal (February 1997)

— School Library Journal

"The writing is reader-friendly, and the format is interesting too. Highly recommended." -- Book Report (April 1999)

— Clyde Hofflund

"Current, accessible information. A remarkably uniform collection of research material not otherwise easily available to students. Would be a welcome addition to any current sports collection." -- The Book Report (April 1995)

— Clyde Hofflund

"Readily accessible reference. Generous margins, an easy-to-read typeface size, and an eye-catching cover add to the appeal of this resource." -- ARBA 1998

— Karen D. Harvey

"This series answers many needs of students and their teachers and builds a bridge from the typical interests of young people to books." -- American Reference Books Annual

— Karen D. Harvey

-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (01/15/95)

— Karen D. Harvey

"A good purchase for reference collections." -- School Library Journal

— Karen D. Harvey

"Basic biographical information written in an easy-to-read style." -- School Library Journal (February 1998)

— Clyde Hofflund

"Visually attractive, inexpensive, and easy to use. A sharp, well-made book." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (April 1995)

— Clyde Hofflund

"Highly recommended. This solid resource is both a valuable reference and an enjoyable book to simply browse." -- VOYA (February 1999)

— Karen D. Harvey