Cover image for Sports great Vince Carter
Title:
Sports great Vince Carter
Author:
Savage, Jeff, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Traces the basketball career of Vince Carter, former North Carolina University basketball star and Toronto Raptor superstar known for his ability as a slam-dunk artist.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 2.0 58760.
ISBN:
9780766017672
Format :
Book

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Vince Carter is one the most talented and exciting players in the NBA. Fans and fellow players alike admire his gravity-defying moves on the court, which helped earn Carter the nickname Air Canada during his first year in the league with the Toronto Raptors.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. These two titles in the Sports Great series offer brief biographies of their subjects for report research or casual reading. Each title begins with a chapter that presents the athlete's accomplishments and emphasizes his fame. Subsequent chapters follow the athletes throughout childhood, the beginnings of their careers, and on into the pros. Both titles conclude with the player's statistics through the 2001 season. Macnow tends to gush a bit too much when emphasizing Texas Ranger shortstop Rodriquez's integrity and character, and the black-and-white photos in both books are mediocre. But the titles are filled with interesting quotes from the players, as well as their family and friends, and newcomers will find some sports lingo defined. Despite the lack of visual interest, though, the length and breezy, accessible text make these good choices for reluctant readers. --Gillian Engberg