Olympics! by B.G. Hennessy
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Today, all over the world, people are getting ready for the Olympics. Runners, swimmers, skiers, and skaters are practicing; teams are learning to work together. Meanwhile, workers are making flags, medals, uniforms and equipment. But soon the Olympic torch will be lighted and the games will start. Full color.
 

About B.G. Hennessy

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B.G. Henessy is the author of more than thirty children's books. For many years she worked as an art director at a major children's book publisher in New York, and now she lives on Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her husbands and sons. Visit her Web site at www.bghennessy.com Michael Chesworth has illustrated many picture books and is also the creator of "Rainy Day Dream" and "Archibald Frisby," a Reading Rainbow Feature Book. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
 
Published May 1, 1996 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hennessy (The First Night, 1993, etc.) describes the long preparations for the games (athletes practicing, workers building venues, manufacturers making sporting equipment, farmers growing ceremonial flowers) and the events themselves, most covered in lists that provide a sense of the variety of ...

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""This volume demystifies the Summer and Winter Games for young readers,"" PW noted, adding that the ""energetic, whimsical yet detailed watercolors capture the excitement."" Ages 4-8.

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