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. Volume X Number 12. . . . February 13, 2004
Presently, there are 18 titles in the "Sports in Action" series created by Bobbie Kalman, a well-known author for children's nonfiction books. The books include a table of contents, glossary and index. The vocabulary in the glossary is boldfaced in the text. Headings and subheadings are also in darker print. Some material is included in boxes to add additional information such as "Taking Aim," "Native History" and "Field Positions." Sections are short with vocabulary suitable for the intended age group.
The content is divided into 14 chapters or sections, each generally two pages in length. Photographs and drawings are included to add interest and to clarify the information. Pages are clearly numbered, and the content is easy to read and follow. The book also includes rules and information for boys and girls where the game is different for each group. The text is written in second person which allows the reader to be an included participant rather than an observer. The technique works well with this topic.
Lacrosse in Action would be an excellent choice for school, public and personal libraries. The content, vocabulary and format are presented in an interesting and practical way.
Deborah Mervold is a retired teacher-librarian, educator and Resource Based Learning Consultant in Shellbrook, SK.
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