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Title:
365 amazing days in sports : a day-by-day look at sports history
Author:
Sherman, Eric, 1962-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Presents five amazing sports happenings for every day of the year.
General Note:
"A Sports illustrated for kids book".
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316785372
Format :
Book

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Presents five amazing sports happenings for every day of the year.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. This book is a lot more fun than it looks. Yes, it's just another sports almanac, albeit one with a gimmick: collecting memorable moments in sports for each day of the year--one day per page, four or five great moments per day. It doesn't sound like much, but it's hard to stop thumbing the pages, checking out what happened on your birthday, your friends' birthdays, your parents' birthdays, the day JFK was killed, ad infinitum. (November 22 may not hold much fascination for younger readers, but they'll have landmark dates of their own.) It's true the "memorable moments" sometimes aren't all that spectacular (On May 12, 1982, the United States Football League was founded!), but finding the boring days is a treat in itself. Generally, though, compiler Sherman has unearthed enough good stuff to go around. Take October 13: the first NHL All-Star Game was held in Toronto (1947), Bill Mazeroski's ninth-inning, seventh-game home run won the World Series for the Pirates (1960), and Jim Thorpe was posthumously awarded the two gold medals that he won in the 1912 Olympics (1982). ~--Bill Ott


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-- Significant events of American sports history are covered on a day-by-day basis for each day of the year. Most of the events are taken from major sports, such as baseball, football, basketball, and hockey, but there is also good coverage of Olympic events. Certain dates include less remarkable sporting events and sports quizzes. A few black-and-white photographs are squeezed into the book. Because there is no index, the book will have limited reference use, but it may be of interest to browsers. Many readers, however, will pick it up for just a few minutes, since the amount of sports trivia tends to become overwhelming. --Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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