My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports (Hardcover)

For little athletes and fans who want to know everything (My Very Important Encyclopedias)


DK Children, 9781465491510, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2020)
Hardcover (9/13/2016)
Hardcover (9/11/2018)
Hardcover (9/12/2017)

List Price: 18.99*
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A complete and comprehensive children's book about sports that combines facts and figures with the inspiring stories of sporting legends and icons.

This exciting book for children is packed with fun facts about a range of popular sports such as football, karate, badminton, and skiing, as well as ones you might never have heard of like biathlon or cheese rolling. Whether you're a fan of team sports, winter sports, water sports, extreme sports, and even board games such as chess and go, this book has it all. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports also celebrates the unique talents, lives, and careers of sporting heroes such as Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Yuna Kim, Lin Dan, and Donald Bradman, and chronicles the most celebrated stories in sporting history, such as breaking the four-minute mile, Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10, and Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics.

Formatted with a ribbon bookmark and lightly padded cover, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports features everything from obscure rules and strange equipment, to moments of triumph and sporting events like the World Cup, Super Bowl, Olympics, Paralympics, and more--this is the perfect book for budding superstars everywhere.

About the Author

Chris Hawkes is an experienced sports writer and editor who has made appearances on television and radio. He has written more than 20 books, including official tournament guides for the Cricket and Rugby World Cups.