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Tennis in action
Kalman, Bobbie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
St. Catharines, Ont. : Crabtree Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
32 pages ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 1.0 65980.

Format :


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GV996.5 .K35 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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One of the world's best loved sports, tennis requires both physical and mental abilities. Tennis in Action provides kids with easy to follow instructions on different tennis strokes, the tennis court and etiquette, the game's unique scoring system, and how to apply techniques to game situations.

Author Notes

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Three informative beginning sports books. Two-page chapters are devoted to the equipment of the sport, warm-up drills, and essential skills to get started. The terminology involved with each activity is also well explained. Skateboarding starts with simple moves such as pushing off and gliding and builds up to the more difficult maneuvers of kickturns, the ollie, grinding, and sliding. Snowboarding takes readers from beginning moves to tricks that are more difficult. Tennis discusses how to serve; return a serve; and what it means to rally, volley, lob, and make a drop shot. Full-color photographs and drawings appear on every page, and most illustrations in Skateboarding and Snowboarding show individuals wearing safety gear. Words found in bold are either defined immediately in that particular sentence or in the glossaries. These instructive titles should be helpful to novices or those just curious about the various sports.-Rachel Fox, Port Washington Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.