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Written by Adam Skinner

Illustrated by Mark Long

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LoveReading View on Sportopedia

This informative armchair guide will have readers on their feet and itching to try new activities. It features more than 60 different sports, in nine different sections: ball sports, racket sports, athletics and gymnastics, plus water sports, motor sports, target sports and combat sports, with a final section on sporting events rounding up anything left out, such as cycling, skiing and show-jumping. Entries tell you everything you need to know, with general descriptions, explanations of the rules, kit and positions, plus interesting facts. Bright bold illustrations, rather than photographs, fill the pages with life and movement making each spread really attractive to look at.  It explains why humans value sports so much for being about play, teamwork and taking part. It reminds us too that sport doesn’t discriminate, something born out in the text and illustrations, which feature men and women from all backgrounds, able-bodied and Paralympians alike. Champion!

Andrea Reece

Sportopedia Synopsis

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before, like kabaddi and boccia. Whether you're into team sports, target sports, track and field, or aquatic sports, this book showcases a diverse array of athletes - male, female, able-bodied and Paralympians - and celebrates the unique talents of sportspeople everywhere, making it a treasure trove for all the family to share.

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ISBN: 9781786030849
Publication date: 29/08/2018
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786030849
Publication date: 29th August 2018
Author: Adam Skinner
Illustrator: Mark Long
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Sports
Collections: Keeping entertained - 50 books featuring activities for the home and garden,

About Adam Skinner

Adam Skinner is a sports journalist at The Sun newspaper. He lives and works in London. Read an author Q&A here.

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