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Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-09-10 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1250295769
LANGUAGE:English

" I think if I didn't already know so much about Steph Curry, I would have given this a higher rating. Really good accessible bio. Made me like Curry even more. " said.

" I read this to my 9 year old. He liked the play-by-play moments and stats. I enjoyed it as well. I wish there would have been more illustrations. " said.

" BiographyI read this in one afternoon and enjoyed getting to know Stephen Curry and his life. I am a huge basketball fan and have watched many Golden State Warriors' games since Steve Kerr (yeah UofA) became their coach. " said.

"Dan Wetzel, a national sports journalist, has delved into the world of children's publishing. With a new series of short sports biographies, titled Epic Athletes, he has strengthened a fast-growing corner of children's lit. The first two - Stephen Curry and Alex Morgan - describe the lives of these athletes in an easy, conversational style suited to children in grades three through six. Kids will particularly enjoying learning about setbacks these athletes had on their path to greatness. Look for two more out this summer: Tom Brady and Serena Williams. " said.

"I received this book as an ARC and read it aloud to my 8 year old sports-loving son. Although I have 0 interest in sports, I, surprisingly found this book to be enjoyable. My son liked the book as well, so I definitely plan on purchasing Epic Athletes: Tom Brady, as my son is a huge fan. As a middle school reading specialist, I recommend this book for grades 4-8. I’ve told several of my students about it and hope to get books in this series for my classroom too.

As a non-sports fan, I definitely enjoyed this book, but I would have appreciated more readers’ aids to break up all the text. I liked how each chapter began with a graphic novel-esque illustration, but I would have liked photographs or other visual supports to enhance the text. I really liked the comic style illustrations at the end of the book and would like to see more of that included in future books in the Epic Athletes series.
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"ARC from... I'm not sure where. That happens occasionally.

My general policy is that I only buy biographies once the person has passed away. 1982 biography of Michael Jackson, anyone? When I took over my library, there were a few sports biographies, and after about five years, the people are no longer known and the books stop circulating. When teachers assign biography projects, they want students to read about people who had more lasting impact on society. I did purchase a few of the On the Court books by Matt Christopher; they were PermaBound, and fell apart within a few years.

I love sports stories. I love biographies. Why is it SO HARD for me to purchase sports bios?

This new Dan Wetzel series will be an exception. Yes, the people are still alive. Yes, the books may stop circulating in five years. But for $14.64 for a 150 page hardcover, I think that these will get enough use to justify their purchase.

What I really enjoyed about this book was that it was more like a story than a biography. There are lots of details about what it was like for Steph (steff) growing up. His career was not particularly easy, and the theme of perseverance is well developed. There are some illustrations that accompany the text, and an "Instant Replay" in graphic novel format at the end. The other books in this series cover Alex Morgan (whose novels are very popular with my students), Serena Williams, and Tom Brady, with books about Lionel Messi and LeBron James coming out in November 2019.

Great length, great pacing, apparently popular athletes. Could we please get one on Michael Jordan? For some reason, my students have been constantly bugging me for books about him, and the two I have are twenty years old!
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" I think if I didn't already know so much about Steph Curry, I would have given this a higher rating. Really good accessible bio. Made me like Curry even more. " said.

"ARC from... I'm not sure where. That happens occasionally.

My general policy is that I only buy biographies once the person has passed away. 1982 biography of Michael Jackson, anyone? When I took over my library, there were a few sports biographies, and after about five years, the people are no longer known and the books stop circulating. When teachers assign biography projects, they want students to read about people who had more lasting impact on society. I did purchase a few of the On the Court books by Matt Christopher; they were PermaBound, and fell apart within a few years.

I love sports stories. I love biographies. Why is it SO HARD for me to purchase sports bios?

This new Dan Wetzel series will be an exception. Yes, the people are still alive. Yes, the books may stop circulating in five years. But for $14.64 for a 150 page hardcover, I think that these will get enough use to justify their purchase.

What I really enjoyed about this book was that it was more like a story than a biography. There are lots of details about what it was like for Steph (steff) growing up. His career was not particularly easy, and the theme of perseverance is well developed. There are some illustrations that accompany the text, and an "Instant Replay" in graphic novel format at the end. The other books in this series cover Alex Morgan (whose novels are very popular with my students), Serena Williams, and Tom Brady, with books about Lionel Messi and LeBron James coming out in November 2019.

Great length, great pacing, apparently popular athletes. Could we please get one on Michael Jordan? For some reason, my students have been constantly bugging me for books about him, and the two I have are twenty years old!
" said.

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