The Story of the Olympics

The Story of the Olympics

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By (author) Richard Brassey

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The quirkiest guide you will ever read to the history of the world's most famous celebration of sport. From the story of how ethos of the games of ancient Greece has been carried down and into the twenty-first century, to the individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books, there are comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, in a book that's packed with amazing information and entertaining insight.

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Richard Brassey is the author and illustrator of a host of colourful and original non-fiction books for children, among them the bestselling Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and The Story of Scotland, which won the TES/Saltire Society Award. He lives in Essex. Visit his website at http://www.richardbrassey.com.

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witty and entertaining ... There's likely to be a slew of books about the Olympics before the Games open, but this one will take some beating: loads of information, engaging format and written with wit. 4/5 stars THE BOOK BAG perfect for keeping friends and family informed and plenty to talk about during the games. Lots of lesser-known facts, all amusingly presented and enhanced by the comical illustrations. The champions, the scandals, the records - they're all here. Great fun! PARENTS IN TOUCH A treasure trove of a book THE SCHOOL RUN