- Product code: SOTO
- ISBN: 9781407238890
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 26.9cm x 23.2cm
- Book points: 3
The Story Of The Olympics (Hardback)
5 years +
A great stocking filler to commemorate Britain's Olympic summer, Richard Brassey's The Story of the Olympics, published in advance of London 2012, takes a look at the records and reputations, cheats and champs and victors and venues of the modern Olympic Games. Fantastically quirky, the entertaining book is full of amazing insight and features comic strips, fact boxes and hilarious captions as it looks over the individual tales of heroes and heroines who have partaken in the Games over the years.
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I am 8 and my mum bought me this book. It's cool and it's got some crazy facts in. I think it could have a few more jokes in. It was still funny though, I cannot believe some of the things that happened in the Olympics from the past!
Olivia ( 25/07/2012)
This book was fab, a lot in it and a lot to learn in it. Would recommend to any child to read.
Rebecca ( 03/07/2012)
"Fantastic and full of fun" -
Brilliant book, I bought it for my 7-year-old daughter and she loves it. Full of fun detail, my daughter laughed so much looking through this book. She took the book to school where they're learning about the Olympics this term and even the teacher commented how great the book is :)
Zuzana ( 03/07/2012)
"Story of the Olympics" -
My 5 year old is doing a project on the Olympics at school. It's probably best for an older child 7+ but she enjoyed the cartoons. I liked that they had a little section for each of the previous Olympics so they can see what years and where they took place. It's very good value.
Cheryl ( 03/07/2012)
"My 8 year old has learned so much!" -
What a fantastic book. Beautifully illustrated and filled with so many, many interesting facts. My 8-year-old son has learned loads and is even more excited about London 2012. A must buy for all ages.
Pamela ( 02/07/2012)
"The Story of the Olympics" -
I bought this for my 9-year-old grandson who found it really interesting reading facts about the Olympics through the years. I would recommend this book.
Gwen ( 02/07/2012)
"Story of the Olympics" -
I bought this book for my nearly 6 year old. It is full of interesting fun facts (for both adult and child), that will engage children of all ages. Some sections are better for older children but my son learned loads and wowed the teacher with his knowledge about both the Ancient Olympics, as well as the modern day games. A great whistle-stop tour of the history of the Olympic games, past and present.
Gizel ( 02/07/2012)