Miracle on Ice
Miracle on Ice

Series: Graphic History   

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Annotation: Depicts how coach Herb Brooks trained a young United States hockey team for the 1980 Winter Olympics and how, to the shock of the sports world, they ended up defeating both Russia and Finland and winning the gold medal.
Catalog Number: #3935068
Format: Library Binding
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Publisher: Magic Wagon
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Illustrator: Dunn, Ben,
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-602-70077-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-602-70077-2
Dewey: 796.9620973
LCCN: 2007006439
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
This series presents events from history in comic-book format, aspiring to appeal to reluctant readers. Though they may glean some factual information about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, the book provides little more than a disjointed snapshot. Distracting boxes containing the large-font text crowd the pages, and many of the illustrations look unfinished. Timeline. Glos., ind.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Word Count: 1,126
Reading Level: 4.7
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.7 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 116682 / grade: Lower Grades

New York, 1980. Though the world was in turmoil, the U.S. Olympic hockey team united Americans on February 22. The Soviet Union had dominated Olympic hockey and they were aggressively invading the Middle East. Many felt the Soviets were unstoppable. Skate with the 20 young American men who made history when they did just that in this inspiring graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

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