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The Gymnastics Book : The Young Performer's Guide to Gymnastics
by Elfi Schlegel and Claire Ross Dunn


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"An excellent book in every way ... Best of all, the book is accessible to early readers. Superb coverage of a popular sport."
--School library Journal "(starred review)"

This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics.  Read more...


 
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More About The Gymnastics Book by Elfi Schlegel; Claire Ross Dunn
 
 
 
Overview

"An excellent book in every way ... Best of all, the book is accessible to early readers. Superb coverage of a popular sport."
--School library Journal "(starred review)"

This indispensable guide is simply the best book for beginners to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs of gymnasts balancing, tumbling and jumping, "The Gymnastics Book" features skilled guidance from a medal-winning, record-breaking gymnast who is now a noted instructor.

The topics covered in detail include: Finding a good gymnastics club Qualities to look for in a coach Warm-up and cool-down exercises Entering competitive gymnastics Managing victories and losses The importance of family and friends Nutrition and apparel Financial aspects A typical day of training for competition.

The book is also filled with anecdotes and advice from Olympic stars, taking beginners behind the scenes and offering a no-holds-barred account of life as a competitive gymnast. New gymnasts featured include: Shallon Olsen: At just 11 years old she ranked first overall in her age category. She now has the 2016 Olympics games in her sights. Kyle Shewfelt: To date, Kyle is the only Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, Athens) from Canada. Emily Boycott: A Special Olympics athlete and 27 years old, her team took home five gold medals from the 2007 Beijing Olympics.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781770851337
  • ISBN-10: 177085133X
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 144
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-11
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation - Gymnastics

 
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