Monday, February 23, 2009

Nonfiction Monday: Sophie Skates by Rachel Isadora

Isadora's clear, simple prose takes the reader through the story of Sophie, who loves to skate and hopes someday to be a competing champion! The main text and illustrations are supplemented with captions that explain the various equipment and many of the moves used in figure-skating. Isadora's art is warm and shows a diverse group of children and teens demonstrating skating maneuvers and equipment. An excellent choice for young or hopeful figure-skaters.

Verdict: This updated version of Isadora's 1988 classic is out of print in hardcover, but well worth picking up a used copy or buying paperback if you have skating enthusiasts. 

ISBN: 978-0399230462; Published September 1999 by Putman (updated - ALL editions are currently out of print); Borrowed from the library

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