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Recordbooks Winter Olympics Set

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

$37.80 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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With the Olympic buzz in the air, what better way to engage reluctant readers than through sports non-fiction? This four-book set features Winter Olympic sports and athletes. Learn about how Canadian athletes have overcome obstacles to reach the podium!

Set contains four paperbacks from the Recordbooks series: Long Shot: How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold; Winning Gold:Canada's incredible 2002 Olympic victory in women's hockey; Fighting for Gold: The story of Canada's sledge hockey Paralympic Gold; and Crazy Canucks: The uphill battle of Canada's downhill ski team.

Each title is designed specifically for reluctant readers with short chapters, black-and-white photos, and informative sidebars that explain key sports concepts. Ages 12+, RL 3.0-4.9.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 15th January 2014
ISBN: 9781459406353

BISAC Code:  YAN053060, YAN053090, YAN053120
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18


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Series features

  • Ideal for reluctant readers
  • Hi-lo
  • Short chapters, easy-to-read format
  • Great for ESL and adult students
  • Writing with a flair for making history feel like novels
  • Accompanied by historical photos and sports trivia

"Historic photos and short chapters promise to make the book palatable for reluctant readers."
—Quill & Quire

"Kids who like 'infotainment' will be drawn to these books that read like a novel but includes fact boxes, photographs and a glossary." —CM Magazine

Recordbooks are non-fiction stories that help reluctant readers understand history and social issues through the lens of the true story of a sports hero. Showing the process of social change on issues like racism, diversity and conflict, these books engage and provide historical context by telling the often-heroic story of how an athlete or a team worked to change attitudes around them.