Ice Skating: From Axels to Zambonis

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Viking, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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Profiles former and current skating stars, provides a history of the sport and an explanation of skating terms, and includes lists, statistics, and a glossary full of information about ice skating today.

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Contents

Profiles of Todays Greatest
6
Skating Becomes a Sport
12
The First Superstars
29
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Children's author Dan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in psychology 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 some 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. He also presents a program which uses sports to get students excited about reading and writing to schools. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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