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Muay Thai
ISBN: 9781429619622
Author: O'Shei, Tim
Publisher: Blazers
Published: August 2008
Retail: $25.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Discusses the history, techniques, ranks, and competitions of Muay Thai.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Martial Arts
Library of Congress Subjects:
Muay Thai; Thailand; Juvenile literature.
Muay Thai; Thailand.
Dewey: 796.815
LCCN: 2007052209
Lexile Measure: 780
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Blazers
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Target Grade: 3-4
Grade level: 3-4
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.25" L x 0.25" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Sports, Middle School
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 November)

Gr 3-6–Offering simple texts and dramatic action-filled photos, these books aim for a wide audience, but fall short. Their emphasis is on the rudimentary facts of clothing and equipment, simple skills, and competition ("Kung fu fighters wear special pants and a jacket"). The information is vague, muddled, and particularly weak when explaining each sport's origins. Speculation on the history of Kung fu, for example, takes three spreads, and uses language such as "Some people then believe…." The "Martial Arts for Kids" series (Tuttle), written at a higher reading level, offers better introductions.

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