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From somersaults and backflips on the floor to aerial moves, mounts, and dismounts on bars and beams, kids will learn all about gymnastics history, events, and competitions. Kids will also love reading about how athletes train and how events are judged and scored. Level 2 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for independent readers. The expert-vetted text, along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading, have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.
About the Author
SARAH WASSNER FLYNN has authored several children's nonfiction books for National Geographic. Her most recent titles include Weird But True Know It All: Greek Mythology; This Book is Cute!; The Ultimate Book of Sharks; This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash; Awesome 8 Extreme; 1,000 Facts About the White House; Animal Records; and Awesome 8. She has also contributed to the New York Times best-selling National Geographic Kids Almanac as well as the popular Weird But True! book series, including Weird But True! Gross, Weird But True! Food, and Weird But True! Christmas. A competitive amateur triathlete, Flynn has earned All-American honors from USA Triathlon for four years in a row, placing 7th in the nation at the Olympic distance for her age group in 2017. Also in 2017, she qualified to represent Team USA at three different World Championships (Olympic distance, 70.3, and Aquathlon). She lives in Washington, DC.