The Power and Precision of Football's Perfect Play
From the Series Spectacular Sports
Touchdown: The Power and Precision of Football’s Perfect Play takes readers beyond the record books and explores all aspects of bringing the ball into the end zone. From football’s very beginnings to the most current action on the field, authors Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy cover the touchdown in fascinating detail. Find out all about the top players, witness the most memorable touchdowns in college and the pros, and check out a full listing of NFL touchdown records.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.6|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||130850|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||2.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides|
The Horn Book Magazine
“There are lots of facts for fans to play with in this straightforward look at football’s top-scoring play. After a brief history, the book describes spectacular touchdowns, famous footballers who scored with special flair, and unforgettable fumbles and wrong-way runs. The NFL’s record touchdown makers as of 2008 are also listed. Photos appear on almost every page. Reading list, websites. Ind.” —The Horn Book Magazine
“With an eye-catching action photo on the jacket, this nicely designed book provides plenty of on-the-field drama as well as pertinent information in a smoothly written overview of the touchdown.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“The blend of history, trivia, and statistics is ideal for browsing, and readers who want to learn more can refer to the appended list of print and electronic resources. With its eye-catching cover, this volume won’t spend much time on the shelves.” —School Library Journal
Author: Mike Kennedy
Author: Mark Stewart
Mark Stewart has authored more than 250 nonfiction books for the school and library market. He also has interviewed a diverse group of famous Americans in his role as a magazine writer and editor—including Arthur Ashe, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Peter Max, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Big Bird (aka Carroll Spinney), Darryl "Run–DMC" McDaniels, Mike Wallace, and Brian Williams. Mark comes from a publishing family. His grandfather was Sunday Editor of The New York Times, his father ran The New York Times Book Division, and his mother was Articles Editor for Ladies Home Journal and McCall's. Mark's web site, JockBio.com, features comprehensive biographies of hundreds of athletes, and attracts more than one million readers a year. Mark graduated from Duke University with a degree in History. He serves as Board Secretary for two National Historic Sites, including the Twin Lights near his home overlooking Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
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