|Olympic gymnastics legends (Olympic greats)|
Author: Gitlin, Marty
Meet some of the world's most amazing gymnastic legends and find out how they won their gold medals.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 3.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 513913
School Library Journal (04/01/22)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 4–6—The top stars of Olympic basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and more are highlighted in "Olympic Greats." Focusing on the Summer Games, each title explores a sport or category of sports and its standout competitors. While not a comprehensive look, brief descriptions of ten legendary athletes are included, along with their Olympic medal counts and the games they participated in. Bright, full-page photographs show athletes in action, and page layouts include one-to-two brief paragraphs per page written between a second and third grade reading level. One distinguishing feature of this series is the impressive array of infographics that elevate the content. In addition to charts comparing the stats of the highlighted champions, more specific infographics are visually pleasing and informative. These include a time line of when women were allowed to compete in different sports and visuals distinguishing the different swimming events. VERDICT With an emphasis on stats, this entertaining look at athletes will appeal to sports fans and visual learners. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.