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Title:
Great Winter Olympic moments
Author:
Aaseng, Nathan.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Pub. Co., [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
72 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Describes thirteen great victories and achievements during the Winter Olympic Games as athletes made history with their record-breaking performances.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 2.0 5366.
ISBN:
9780822515357
Format :
Book

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Describes thirteen great victories and achievements during the Winter Olympic Games as athletes made history with their record-breaking performances.


Author Notes

Nathan Aaseng grew up in Minnesota and worked as a microbiologist for four years before becoming a writer.

He has written over ninety books for young readers, including biographies, and sports and science books.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. With emphasis on the last three decades, each of these books recounts the feats of over a dozen modern Olympic champions from the 1920s and 1930s to 1988. While many of the athletes are no longer well known, some readers will recognize names and teams, for example, Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, Greg Louganis, Sonja Henie, the 1980 U.S. hockey team, and ice dancers Torvill and Dean. Aaseng provides enough background information to set the stage for dramatic moments, writing clearly and without hype. While the many black-and-white photographs are uneven in quality, they add to each book's appeal. Neither book is indexed, and the table of contents gives no indication of who is being profiled. Summer, however, includes an appendix listing the athletes and their Olympic achievements. For larger collections. ~--Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-- A balanced look at a variety of champions in the Summer and Winter Olympics. An introduction to each book explains the beginnings of the modern games, and then discusses 13-14 champions, from runner Paavo Nurmi in the 1924 Summer Olympics through diver Greg Louganis, and from skater Sonja Henie in the 1936 Winter Olympics through ski jumpers Matti Nykanen and Eddie Edwards in 1988. Champions fade quickly from memory, but Aaseng includes such well-known stars as Jesse Owens, Jean-Claude Killy, and Nadia Comaneci. Black-and-white photos throughout help put faces on many unfamiliar names. While these are useful resources for reports on the Olympic games, the fact that most chapters deal with competitors unknown to most young people will limit the popularity of the books for general use. --Deirdre R. Murray, Pine Road School, Huntingdon Valley, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.