Inside the Olympics

From the Set Inside Look at Sports Events

Through narrative nonfiction text, readers learn about the athletes, officials, and fans involved in putting on the sports event that brings together hundreds of countries around the world. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a fast-fact section, fact-filled captions and callouts, a glossary, sources for further research, an introduction to the author, and a listing of source notes.

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  • Fast Facts
  • The Creator’s Perspective: Pierre De Coubertin
  • A Torchbearer’s Perspective: Australia’s Cathy Freeman
  • The Fans’ Perspective: London Olympics Fans
  • A Coach’s Perspective: The U.S.A.’s Herb Brooks
  • An Athlete’s Perspective: The U.S.A.’s Michael Phelps
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 796.48
Lexile 610
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Guided Reading Level S
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634074377, 9781503806986
Copyright 2016, 2016
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Inside Look at Sports Events from School Library Journal on April 1, 2016

This immersive series will make students experts at major sporting events in no time. Each volume is prefaced by effectively answering the five W’s (who, what, where, when why) in a ‘Fast Facts’ section. The volumes are slim, but they pack a lot of information. As these titles can occasionally be a bit dry, this set is for ardent readers who want to focus on learning minute details on the series topics. The text employs multiple perspectives (typically from the sports creator, a fan, an on-field observer, and an athlete) with lots of primary source quotes. World Cup disappointingly makes little mention of the women’s league, a real missed opportunity considering that the U.S. Women’s national team won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Very informative with good notes for research purposes, but not the most exciting or gender-inclusive books on the roster.

Author: Todd Kortemeier