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Tiger Woods
ISBN: 9780761349235
Author: Savage, Jeff
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
Published: August 2009
Retail: $7.95    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback
Annotation: Tiger Woods is not just the best golfer in the world. He is also one of the biggest celebrities on the planet. But Tiger has not let success go to his head. He is still one of the hardest-working golfers on the PGA tour. Follow Tigers career from when he first picked up a golf club at nine months old to his most recent major golf championship.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation
Library of Congress Subjects:
Racially mixed people; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Golfers; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 796.352092
LCCN: 2008054979
Lexile Measure: 740
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Amazing Athletes
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 2-3
Grade level: 2-3
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 7.25" L x 0.25" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Sports, Middle School, Biographies
Grade level(s): 2nd, 3rd
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring)
After an introductory chapter, each of these formulaic profiles cover an athlete's childhood and early career. The remaining sections focus on professional accomplishments and highlights. Despite the perfunctory nature of these brief treatments, a colorful page design, crisp photographs, and large print should appeal to younger and reluctant readers. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Amazing Athletes titles: [cf2]Venus & Serena Williams, Ichiro Suzuki, Jeff Gordon,[cf1] and [cf2]Tiger Woods[cf1].] Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1998 June)
Woods's rise to the elite in the world of golf is described in five short chapters. Savage begins this lively account by describing his subject's experiences at the Masters and then backtracks to his successes and challenges in his rise to stardom. The athlete's personality, strong family ties, and determination emerge through his single-minded focus on being a world-class golfer. Good-quality, full-color photos appear throughout. Some knowledge of the game is helpful, but many terms are defined within the text and others, printed in bold letters, appear in a short glossary. Where opinion is given, the author documents his view with quotes from others. The lively style of writing combined with the color photographs give this biography an appealing edge over Allison Teague's Prince of the Fairway (Avisson, 1997), Aaron Boyd's Tiger Woods (Morgan Reynolds, 1997), and S. A. Kramer's longer Tiger Woods (Random, 1998). Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews