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P is for Putt: A Golf Alphabet (Sports Alphabet) Hardcover – March 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Series: Sports Alphabet
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585362522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585362523
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 11 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Gr. 3-6. Golf is a fast-growing sport among young people, but there are far fewer books about it than about perennial favorites such as baseball. The format, which uses the alphabet to lead into interesting information, is clunky, and the singsong rhymes may turn off older readers. But Herzog manages to introduce an enormous amount of information in short, effective bites of text. "M is for the Masters, / where top pros try to hack it. / The winner of this magic major / gets a cool green jacket" may not be particularly lyrical, but an accompanying paragraph contains a history of the Masters Tournament, notes recent winners, and briefly tells the story behind the green jacket. Additional paragraphs explain mulligans and miniature golf. Langton's oil paintings, which usually take up two-thirds of a page, are large and lovely, and they give a sense of the enthusiasm and skill synonymous with the sport. Ilene Cooper
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About the Author

Brad Herzog's first job as a newspaper sports reporter allowed him to travel with the Cornell University football team. He has been writing about the game ever since. A past Grand Gold Medal Award winner from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction children's books. Brad lives with his family on California's Monterey Peninsula.

Following successful careers as a commercial illustrator and a wildlife artist, Bruce Langton started illustrating children's books. His books include P is for Putt: A Golf Alphabet and Win One for the Gipper: America's Football Hero. Bruce lives in Granger, Indiana.

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ABOUT BRAD HERZOG

Brad Herzog is the author of more than three-dozen books for children and five titles for adults, including MY MANTELPIECE, the co-authored memoirs of late civil rights icon Carolyn Goodman (with a foreword by Maya Angelou). He has written three critically acclaimed travel memoirs about his travels through small-town America--TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE, SMALL WORLD, and STATES OF MIND, which reached #2 on the Amazon.com bestseller list.

Brad's five-book nonfiction series for Free Spirit Publishing celebrates inspiring true sports stories reflecting five character attributes--sportsmanship, perseverance, teamwork, generosity, and courage. His series of children's alphabet books for Sleeping Bear Press include G IS FOR GOLD MEDAL, H IS FOR HOME RUN, and S IS FOR SAVE THE PLANET, which was a finalist in the National "Best Books 2009" Awards and won a Mom's Choice Award.

As a freelance magazine writer, Brad has been honored several times by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including a Grand Gold Medal for best feature article of the year. He has been interviewed on "The Today Show" and "Oprah" and has been profiled in publications ranging from People magazine to Reader's Digest. Brad (www.bradherzog.com) lives in California with his wife and two sons.

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This book was a birthday gift for my son.
Stephanie A. Griffith
The illustrations are captivating, and the narratives are accessible to emerging as well as fluent readers.
K. Row
Great book for golf lovers to share with little ones.
Shelli

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie A. Griffith on March 3, 2010
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The book was in great condition and arrived in plenty of time. This book was a birthday gift for my son. Guests that attended the birthday party signed the inside of the book. This book is age appropriate for many readers. It has the ABC version of the story for younger readers to listen and relate to. Older children would enjoy reading and learning the history of golf with the added text in the margins. The pictures are soft and pleasing to the eye. My son will enjoy this book for many years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Row on June 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This review is for all of the Sleeping Bear Press alphabet books, including this one. These gems are terrific on many levels. The illustrations are captivating, and the narratives are accessible to emerging as well as fluent readers. And the topics are always of high interest. Good job, Sleeping Bear!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Salvatore M. Mancino on November 13, 2009
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This is a good book don't get me wrong. I bought for my 7 year old and it is too advanced for him right now.
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Great book for golf lovers to share with little ones. Grampy hopes to pass on his appreciation of golf to his grandson, while hoping his grandson will be by his side on the green one day. Quality time together is what counts. Whether it be spent reading, gardening, playing or golfing.
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