Field Events in Action

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ages 6 to 9 years. This book provides beginners with an in-depth look at these exciting Olympic events. Children will read about both throwing events, such as javelin and discus throws, and jumping events, such as the long jump and pole vault. Vivid pictures and step-by-step instructions cover such topics as: different field-event competitions; rules and scoring systems of each field event; how to handle the equipment safely; ways to build strength.

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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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