Cover image for Sports / Dan Gutman ; pictures by Jim Paillot.
Sports / Dan Gutman ; pictures by Jim Paillot.


First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Physical Description:
170 pages ; 22 cm.
The Beginning -- Chapter 1: Baseball -- Chapter 2: Football -- Chapter 3: Soccer -- Chapter 4: Basketball -- Chapter 5: Hockey -- Chapter 6: Golf -- Chapter 7: Automobile Racing -- Chapter 8: The Need for Speed -- Chapter 9: Other Sports -- Chapter 10: The Olympics -- Chapter 11: More Weird Sports Facts -- The Ending.
A treasury of sports facts includes entries about the NFL touchdown thrown by a quarterback to himself, the only sport ever played on the moon, and the metal that is really used to make Olympic gold medals.
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 6-10.

Interest grade level: 1-5.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.1 2 184474.


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Material Type
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796 GUT Book Junior Collection

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Author Notes

Dan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He received a degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1977. He started a video game magazine in 1982 called Video Games Player, which later became Computer Games. When the magazine went out of business in 1985, he decided to become a full-time writer. He wrote several non-fiction baseball books for adults, before changing his focus to non-fiction sports books for children. In 1994, he decided to switch to children's fiction. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventures Series, My Weird School series, My Weird School Daze series, My Weirder School series, and The Genius Files series. In 2014 his title, Texas with Love, which was the fourth book in the Genius Files Series, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)