This photographic step-by-step guide to gymnastics, aims to inspire young gymnasts to try some new routines of this demanding and popular sport. It starts by explaining the techniques and disciplines of floorwork. Then, as each page builds on the one before, it goes on to cover the use of vaults, beams and bars. There are also special sections on style and composing sequences. A foreword is included, by 1993 World Champion, Shannon Miller.
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Gr. 4^-7. Young sports enthusiasts will enjoy this book with its many full-color photos of gymnasts in action. After an introduction by 1993 world champion gymnast Shannon Miller and a brief history of the sport, the book talks about clothing and equipment. Then it deals with the basic tumbling and the balancing skills needed to perform headstands, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and more. The author provides information on artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sports acrobatics, and competition rules. A glossary and useful addresses are included. The book will probably appeal most to young girls, as the photos are predominantly, although not exclusively, of females. Susan DeRonneFrom Publishers Weekly:
Joan Jackman's The Young Gymnast offers a balanced take on a favored form of exercise for both girls and boys; the book features 200-plus photos and a foreword by Olympic gymnastics medalist Shannon Miller (Dorling Kindersley, $15.95, ages 8-11 ISBN 1-56458-677-4 Apr.).
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110751352861