Incredible Olympic Records
From the Set Incredible Sports Records
Learn about the amazing feats and outstanding achievements of Olympic stars both past and present. Diverse records from individual accomplishments to medal counts, winning streaks, and beyond are represented. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, colorful photographs, fact-filled callouts, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
- Men’s Summer Records
- Women’s Summer Records
- Men’s Winter Records
- Women’s Winter Records
- To Learn More
- About the Author
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.0|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Incredible Sports Records from Booklist on November 1, 2016
From the Incredible Sports Records series, this appealing book looks at Olympic records. While results from the 2016 Summer Games are not included, that matters less than media hype might suggest. Michael Phelps’ record for the most gold medals in one year (eight in 2008) still stands, and so does Florence Griffith Joyner’s 1988 Olympic record-setting time for the women’s 100-meter dash. Usain Bolt set the record for the Olympic men’s 100-meter dash in 2012, and Nadia Comneci will always be the first gymnast to earn a perfect score (in 1976). Most of the triumphs discussed here appear on a single page that includes an informative paragraph of text as well as a color or black-and-white action photo. A satisfying introduction to fastest, strongest, winningest accomplishments of Olympians past and present.
Author: Tyler Mason
Tyler Mason studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he won the 2008 Big Ten Conference William R. Reed Memorial Award for student journalism. He has covered professional and college sports in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, since 2009. He currently lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, with his wife.