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On Your Mark, Get Set, Gold!

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Gold!
Written by Scott Allen
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536213980
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Gold!
An Irreverent Guide to the Sports of the Summer Games

author: Scott Allen
illustrator: Antoine Corbineau

Packed with awe-inspiring facts, this hilariously informative guide will make readers laugh their sports socks off! From boxing to boccia, find out just what it takes to compete in every sport in the summer games. You’ll discover what makes each sport great — and not so great — as well as what skills and equipment you’ll need to start practicing like a pro!

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$19.99 / $25.99
1536213985 /  9781536213980
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Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
96 / 9 13/16" x 11 7/16"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
History; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Scott Allen is a children’s author and former sports journalist who will happily watch tae kwon do way past his bedtime. It has taken him more than forty years to discover that he is only good at sports that involve water — swimming, water polo, Octopush, and diving from the side of the pool. He’s average at everything else, which is why he writes about sports instead of competing. Scott Allen lives in the U.K. with his wife, two children, and a cat.
illustrator’s comments:
Antoine Corbineau has worked with major brands, newspapers, and advertising agencies worldwide. He uses a range of mediums and techniques to create beautifully busy patchworks of texture, imagery, and creative typography. After living in Strasbourg, London, New York, and Paris, Antoine Corbineau now lives and works in Nantes, France.
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