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The Resource A is for axel : an ice skating alphabet, written by Kurt Browning ; illustrated by Melanie Rose

A is for axel : an ice skating alphabet, written by Kurt Browning ; illustrated by Melanie Rose

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A is for axel : an ice skating alphabet
Title
A is for axel
Title remainder
an ice skating alphabet
Statement of responsibility
written by Kurt Browning ; illustrated by Melanie Rose
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author, who is a four time world champion and professional figure skater, glides through the alphabet explaining the history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport
Review
Gr 2-4 –The popular and successful Canadian figure skater gives readers a great deal of information about skating technique and equipment. As an alphabet book, it works reasonably well with the exception of a few weak word choices (e.g., “N is for Needs more practice...And Never give up….” and “Y is for You.” There’s a typo for the letter “Q”: “The rink becomes a blur,/your spinning now don’t quit.” The colorful, realistic oil paintings are the book’s best feature. The reading level varies as this is almost two books in one. The rhyming text giving the alphabet is appropriate for K-3 level, while the majority of the text in the sidebars is about a grade three and up reading level in rather small type. Add this to your collection as an “extra” purchase for your skating fans, not as a first choice. Or you may prefer Naia Bray-Moffatt’s Ice Skating School (DK, 2004) or Debbi Wilkes’s The Figure Skating Book (Firefly, 2000).–Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI --Kate Kohlbeck (Reviewed August 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 8, p102)
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175241
Cataloging source
DLC
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Browning, Kurt
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 2
  • 4
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Rose, Melanie
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True
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  • Skating
  • Alphabet books
Target audience
juvenile
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an ice skating alphabet
Label
A is for axel : an ice skating alphabet, written by Kurt Browning ; illustrated by Melanie Rose
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Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781585362806
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005027790
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61758562
Label
A is for axel : an ice skating alphabet, written by Kurt Browning ; illustrated by Melanie Rose
Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781585362806
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005027790
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61758562

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