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Stone Fox
John Reynolds Gardiner
0064401324
Mar 1983
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Two delightful short books by John Reynolds Gardiner have been paired up in this audio set. Stone Fox (HarperCollins, 1980) tells the story of a boy determined to win a dog sled race to save his grandfather's farm. No one has ever beaten Stone Fox, an imposing and silent Native American, but little Willy trains daily for the race with his beloved dog, Searchlight. It seems like Willy might even win the race until heartbreaking tragedy strikes. Top Secret (Little, 1984) also features a determined boy and his grandfather, but in a much different setting and story. Allen Brewster has a fantastic idea that might even win the silver trophy at the science fair human photosynthesis. He has several obstacles to overcome. Allen persists in his mission using the scientific method and finally comes up with a...


Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Gary Paulsen
0156001454
February 17, 1995
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Amazon.com
Fueled by a passion for running dogs, Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod--the 1150-mile winter sled-dog race between Anchorage and Nome-- in dangerous ignorance and with a fierce determination. Winterdance is his account of this seventeen-day battle against Nature's worst elements and his own frailty.

From Publishers Weekly
Acclaimed children's book author Paulsen offers a gripping account of his experience running the 1180 mile Iditarod dogsled race. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Banner in the Sky
James Ramsey Ullman
0064470482
Apr 1988
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Book Description
The CitadelIt stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in his pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father.At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life. And so, taking his father's red shirt as a flag, he heads off to face the earth's most challenging peak. But before Rudi can reach the top, he must pass through the forbidden Fortress, the gaping chasm in the high reaches of teh Citadel where his father met his end. Rudi has followed Josef's footsteps as far as they will take him. Now he must search deep within himself to find the strength for the final ascent to the summit--to plant his banner in the sky.His father died while trying to climb...


Tacky and the Winter Games
Helen Lester
0618556591
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–Fans of this endearing penguin won't be disappointed with his latest adventure. Tacky and his friends are training for the Winter Games and when the competition finally arrives, the other animals are worried that he will ruin their chance at a medal. The illustrations are very funny. For instance, on one page the text reads, They did one hundred sit-ups a day and the art shows all of the other penguins doing sit-ups while Tacky is sleeping on his mat in the back. On another page, the text reads, They ate special training meals; while the other penguins eat spinach, Tacky is shown stuffing his beak with chips, doughnuts, and pizza. Furthermore, the drawings are detailed and full of life. All in all, this is a fresh, lively, and totally engaging read-aloud from start to...


Curling for Dummies (For Dummies)
Bob Weeks
189441330X
April 11, 2003
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Book Description
Packed with easy-to-follow illustrations explaining curling strategy. "Delivers all you need to know about the game..." — John Kawaja, two-time world champion From game fundamentals to complex strategy, this one-step reference has curling covered. Rookie or seasoned player, fan or coach, this is the book you've been waiting for. So step onto the ice and hone your skills. Armed with the many tips and pointers in this fun, friendly book, you'll have no excuse not to head down to your local club and get curling! Discover how to: Understand curling rules Find a club to curl at Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping Form a winning team Be a great coach on and off the ice Enjoy the unique spirit of the game

From the Back Cover
Packed with easy-to-follow...


Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
Natalie Standiford
0394896955
October 1989
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-- A compelling account, told in easy-to-read format, of Balto, a sled dog who led his team through snow and ice over 53 miles of northern Alaska wilderness to deliver some medicine. The story is based on an actual event that occurred in 1925 during an outbreak of diptheria, when the closest medicine was 800 miles away in Anchorage. When the train bearing the important cargo became buried in the snow still 700 miles from its destination, a dog sled relay was used. Cook's softly colored illustrations are expressive and enhance the drama of the story--a proud and heroic story that young readers are sure to enjoy. --Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, IACopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
"A compelling account, told in...


The Illustrated Guide To Snowboarding
Kevin Ryan
1570281440
June 11, 1998
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Book Description
"As a PSIA examiner I have worked with Kevin on and off the snow for several years. His creativity and knowledge of what works comes through clearly in The Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding. I'd recommend it as a reference to the professional instructor, as well as a how-to for the avid snowboarder and those who wish to be." -- J. Randy Price Member of the PSIA-AASI national demonstration team "As a professional athlete and instructor, working with Kevin and reading his book helped my riding immensely. One of Kevin's principles is straightforward and perfectly applicable for snowboarding, climbing or just about any sport--your mind leads and your body follows. It works!" -- Robyn Ebersfield 4-time World Cup rock climbing champion "Never in my thirty-three years of pioneering, shaping and defining the sport of...


Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun
Bode Miller
1400062357
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
What gives a twenty-something Olympic ski racer the right to write an autobiography? In Miller's case, it's a life lived far beyond what his 28 years would imply, and the frequently reported fact that Miller doesn't seek approval for much-in sport or in life. Disgruntled by his misrepresentation in the press ("Do a Google search on 'Bode Miller' and 'Outhouse' and see how many hits you get."), Miller spent his off-season attempting to set the record straight-by writing it himself. The American press, as unfamiliar with his sport as they seem to be with his back story, often paints Miller as a home-schooled hippie raised in the wild woods of New Hampshire who calls his parents by their first names and is more concerned with having a good time than being a good sport. He is, in fact, all of these things, and...


Only with Passion
Katarina Witt
1586482742
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Witt (b. 1965) offers advice to a young skater (a composite character) on love, career and succeeding as an athlete. Using this platform, Witt discusses her training, competitions and business decisions (including her Playboy layout), and while she claims to discuss her relationships, too, she's quite vague on that front. Despite Swift's help, the writing is stilted and stiff. The glimpses into Witt's life in the Communist former German Democratic Republic are too infrequent; the few tidbits she offers, though, are fascinating. For example, she discovered by reading her Stasi file that the government had arranged for her boyfriend to be stationed in the army far away from her, so as not to distract her from her skating. Witt relates the incident with amusement; she's...


On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids
Lisa Bany-Winters
1556523246
November 1997
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-6?A compendium of theater games that is sure to delight young thespians. While the material is not new and many of the games are classics ("Mirrors," "Change Three Things," and "Freeze"), Bany-Winters has a clear and concise way of explaining both the activity and its purpose, making her work a useful source for ensemble-building games for student-run drama groups and rehearsal techniques for adult teachers/directors. Often renamed for greater child appeal, the activities range from vocal warm ups to improvisational scene work, and many include helpful suggestions for variations on familiar games. Exercises in puppetry, mask making, costuming, makeup, and set design, as well as several short scripts, round out the presentation. Explanations of theatrical terms are smoothly incorporated into the text....


Hockey Tough
Saul L. Miller
0736051236
Jan 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Develop the focus, tenacity, poise, and team attitude needed to excel on the ice. Hockey Tough builds on physical skills by strengthening mental factors that apply directly to the game. Performance consultant Saul Miller presents the training techniques he has taught hockey players and teams for more than 20 years throughout North America. In addition, NHL stars such as Mark Messier, Pavel Bure, Chris Pronger, Steve Yzerman, and Markus Naslund offer inside tips on how to play with a winning mind-set.

About the Author
For the past 25 years Dr. Saul Miller’s coaching expertise has been helping individual athletes, teams, and coaches perform at the top of their game. Dr. Miller holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the author of five books. He is registered as a...


The Boys of Winter : The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
Wayne Coffey, Jim Craig (Foreword)
140004765X
January 11, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In this well-written and thoroughly researched story of the 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey team, New York Daily News sportswriter Coffey does much more than simply evoke memories. Expertly using coach Herb Brooks (who died last year in an auto accident) as his focal point, Coffey shows how Brooks, a devoted student of the game, used both psychological tactics and a groundbreaking system predicated on speed and constant motion to defeat the Soviets, a team of highly trained, older and bigger professionals who had dominated the international competition for decades. Over the years, this story of the Americans' victory has become larger than life, replete with drama and drenched in patriotic themes. Coffey's greatest achievement is that his narrative never sinks into melodrama. He captures...


Skating Day
Mercer Mayer
1577685881
Dec 2003
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The Snowshoe Experience: A Beginner's Guide to Gearin Up & Enjoying Winter Fitness
Claire Walter
1580175414
November 2004
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Book Description
The hottest thing in winter sports today is snowshoeing. It offers a great cardiovascular work-out for people of every age and fitness level. It's a low-impact sport, much simpler and safer than skiing. And modern aluminum snowshoes (the wood-and-moosehide models have been retired) are inexpensive, lightweight, sturdy, and look cool.

In The Snowshoe Experience Claire Walter acts as a kind of snowshoeing personal trainer, showing novices how to get maximum enjoyment out of an ancient wintertime activity that has become today's coolest cold-weather sport.

This is an activity kids, adults, and even seniors can do. Athletes will find it is a great way to stay in shape during the winter months. Couch potatoes will find that this is a fun activity that will lure them outside. And kids really love it....


Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U. S. Olympic Hockey Team
Wayne Coffey
1400047668
October 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In this well-written and thoroughly researched story of the 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey team, New York Daily News sportswriter Coffey does much more than simply evoke memories. Expertly using coach Herb Brooks (who died last year in an auto accident) as his focal point, Coffey shows how Brooks, a devoted student of the game, used both psychological tactics and a groundbreaking system predicated on speed and constant motion to defeat the Soviets, a team of highly trained, older and bigger professionals who had dominated the international competition for decades. Over the years, this story of the Americans' victory has become larger than life, replete with drama and drenched in patriotic themes. Coffey's greatest achievement is that his narrative never sinks into melodrama. He captures...


The Last Dive : A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths
Bernie Chowdhury
0060932597
March 1, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
In a captivating account of sport diving, Chowdhury chronicles the tragedy of Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an energetic father-son dive team who met with disaster while attempting to explore a German U-boat 230 feet deep in the waters off New York. Conway reads with a raspy voice and dark intonation, and he revels in bringing alive the book's dramatic moments, such as when Chrissy slithers through cold, murky waters inside the submarine's cramped hull. Though highly competent in perilous underwater cave diving, the Rouses lacked experience on the open sea, leaving them unprepared for a cruel convergence of deadly circumstances. Aside from telling the Rouses' story, Chowdhury does an excellent jobAreinforced by Conway's audio skillsAof introducing listeners to the history, equipment and dangers of diving at extreme...


Snowboard Maverick
Matt Christopher
0316142034
Dec 1997
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7?Dennis O'Malley, 13, loves to skateboard. However, even though he lives in a winter sports resort area, he's reluctant to try snowboarding because of a skiing accident that occurred when he was much younger. Eventually, the boy overcomes his fears and his parents surprise him with a snowboard for Christmas. After a few days, he has managed to make his way down the slopes without too much difficulty. He's drawn into the more daring aspects of the sport, as he will do anything to avoid being called a "chicken." This leads him to embark upon a foolhardy race down a dangerous slope. He wins, but is properly contrite, knowing where his actions might have led. Having found an older mentor, Dennis eventually becomes an "awesome" snowboarder. Following his tried-and-true formula, Christopher offers nothing...


Conditioning for Skating : Off-Ice Techniques for On-Ice Performance
Carl Poe
157028220X
August 5, 2002
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Book Description
To be the best on the rink, skaters must spend endless hours strengthening and conditioning their bodies off the ice to build strength for the rigors of their performances. Illustrative and technical, yet user-friendly, Conditioning for Figure Skating provides detailed coverage of the physical preparation necessary for Preliminary through Senior-Elite skaters while concentrating on all disciplines of figure skating, including singles, pairs, and ice dance. More than 300 photos illustrate proper warm-up drills, flexibility stretches, cooldown routines, strength training exercises, jump and plyometric training programs, and endurance conditioning exercises for on-ice injury prevention. A periodization plan also helps skaters maximize their training potential.

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Snowball Fight!
Jimmy Fallon
0525474560
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1–When school is closed because of a snowstorm, a boy and his sister race outside to play. He builds a fort, and soon a fierce snowball fight with other children ensues. The battle rages until it's time to head home for cocoa. Short rhyming stanzas describe the events. Ranging in size from small insets to double-page paintings, the energetic cartoon-style illustrations capture the action and humor. Sporting colorful outerwear and a silver colander on his head, the protagonist is ready for any adventure. Large print and lots of repetition make this a good choice for beginning readers as well as an engaging read-aloud.–Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Sasha Cohen: Fire on Ice (Revised Edition) : Autobiography of a Champion Figure Skater
Sasha Cohen, Kathy Goedeken (Illustrator)
0061153850
April 1, 2006
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8–From her early years as a gymnast to her determination and achievements as a professional skater, Cohen tells her story with frankness and humor. This fascinating glimpse into a skater's world–hours of practice, travel, and, finally, competition–will educate readers who think that the journey is an easy one. Cohen discusses her back injury and recovery, exhaustion, disappointments, and moments of triumph. The situations she describes are applicable to anyone who is contemplating a career in professional sports. The sacrifices that her family has made to support her skating–moving frequently, costly lessons, etc.–are described with candor as well. Black-and-white and color family and competition photographs add to the narrative. A thoroughly enjoyable...


Hans Brinker, Or, the Silver Skates
Mary Mapes Dodge
0689849095
Feb 2002
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Lewis Smedes, Fuller Theological Seminary
HANS BRINKER was my best boyhood dream. Could I, if I tried terribly hard, become somebody like him? What a shame that hardly anybody knows Hans Brinker anymore. I am delighted that he is being brought back to life. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates was published in 1865 and received more reviews than any other children's book that year. Today it continues to delight countless readers with its story of a virtuous family who inspires us all to have the courage to pursue our dreams.

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Curious George in the Snow
H. A. Rey, Margaret Rey (Illustrator)
039591907X
October 26, 1998
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Book Description
George and the man with the yellow hat enjoy watching the winter sports competition. When they stop to warm up with some cocoa, George's curiosity about the racing equipment leads to some wild rides up and down the slopes. He creates quite a stir at the resort, and may even create a new sport! The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.

Card catalog description
A curious monkey causes quite a commotion on the ski slopes. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Body Check
Robert Hirschfeld
0316134058
Nov 2003
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Caillou Learns to Skate
Marion Johnson
2894504209
July 2003
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