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Basketball for Kids

An Illustrated Guide

By: Alberto Bertolazzi
Illustrated by: Erika De Pieri

Price: CAD $24.95

Publisher: MEYER & MEYER SPORT

Imprint: Meyer & Meyer Sport

88 Pages

11.22 X 9.02 X 0.28 ins

ISBN:  9781782551737 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 12/16/2019

Basketball for Kids is a colorful illustrated guide to the world of basketball aimed readers ages eight to fourteen. The book first introduces kids to the sport of basketball, from its origins to present day. From there, you read about the principal rules, defensive and offensive schemes to up your basketball IQ. You will learn the basic rules and techniques of the game: shooting, dribbling, passing, and more. There are even drills you can practice on your own to take your game to the next level.

In addition to the full color illustrations on the game and how to play it there is information on teams and players. You will read about the great national teams, such as America's "Dream Team." Basketball for Kids also covers the NBA and WNBA. Every NBA team is profiled along with its greatest players from today and the past, including: Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Larry Bird, Kevin Durant and Magic Johnson, and many others. There is even a section on international teams, college basketball, and the Harlem Globetrotters.

Basketball for Kids is an enjoyable, easy-to-understand guide for kids to help them take their first steps in the game.


Alberto Bertolazzi has collaborated with many newspapers and created numerous illustrated books. In 2011, he launched his writing career with the novel Il rugby salverà il mondo (Rugby Will Save the World). He has practiced many types of sports, some at a competitive level, others as an amateur. Alberto has been a diving instructor, the president of an amateur soccer league, and the coach and trainer of junior soccer and rugby teams. He also contributed to drafting educational and informative books about sports.



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