Kung Fu and Tai Chi

Kids' Guides
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Have you ever seen an action-packed kung fu movie? Have you seen people moving their bodies in the calm motions of tai chi in a park on a Saturday morning? You might not think these two practices have much in common, but they do. They are both styles of the ancient Chinese martial arts of wushu. Discover the sports in which the 'hard and strong will fall, and the soft and weak will overcome.'

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978-1-61473-505-2
$38.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category High Interest
Copyright 2004
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2004-01-01
BISACS JNF024120, JNF024040, JNF054000
Dewey 796.815
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 75882
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources Shaolin Gung Fu Institute
Academy of Tai Chi and Wu Shu
  • The Many Ways of Wushi
  • The Fighting Monks
  • Tigers, Dragons, Monkeys, and Cranes
  • Blocks, Strikes, and Kicks
  • The Supreme Ultimate Fist
  • Waving Clouds, Spreading Wings
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Find Out More
  • Index
Author: Ann Heinrichs

Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.