From the Series Extreme Winter Sports Zone
Did you know that ski superpipe athletes launch themselves as high as possible to perform incredible midair tricks? They race up superpipe walls and soar through the air while fans cheer. They perform tricks such as double flips and 1080 spins. The best superpipe skiers earn prizes at competitions all over the world.
Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to ski superpipe. You’ll discover:
• How superpipe skiers learned some of their tricks from snowboarders.
• How some ski superpipe athletes modify their equipment to go faster and higher.
• Where the toughest ski superpipe competitions in the world are held.
• How to stay safe while flying above an icy superpipe.
Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
|BISACS||JNF054180, JNF054160, JNF024080|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||158900|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Sidebars|
Author: Darice Bailer
Darice Bailer has written many books for children, including several extreme sports books for Lerner Publications. She has freelanced for the New York Times and currently blogs about software for IBM. She lives in Connecticut.
“Overall, this set uses a positive tone and conveys enthusiasm for these athletics, emphasizing that readers can practice them while keeping as safe as possible. Thumbnail sketches of innovators and youthful superstars will keep young readers engaged.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple