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Yanga is the 3 Tins champion in his community. His life changes completely when his 3 Tin skills are channeled.
Into cricket. Watch Yanga’s crazy talent as it takes him from local school team to the global sporting stage as one of the stars of the South African Cricket World Cup team.
‘Chad took a deep breath. He pulled on his goggles, pushed them up onto his forehead and slipped on his swimming cap. It was time for the men’s 200 meter butterfly final at the London Olympics of 2012. This was the moment he had been dreaming about for over a decade.’
This is the story of Chad le Clos, Olympic gold medallist and record breaker, the swimmer with the never-say-die attitude. It all started on a beach in Durban: every Sunday, Bert and Geraldine le Clos would take their family to the seaside to spend a lazy afternoon at the beach. They soon realised that there was something special about their son: Chad, only eight years old, was a natural in the water. They couldn’t take their eyes off him as he kicked his little legs and fought off the giant waves that came crashing down.
Soon enough, Chad joined the swimming team and started breaking all the records in his age group. With his dedicated coach and supportive father, Chad spent hours honing his skills in the local swimming pool, which eventually led him to compete in the 2012 Olympics, where he broke a world record and beat his long-time rival, Michael Phelps. Unbelievable! Despite his strict training program and learning how to live a healthy, balanced life, there was still one more important lesson Chad needed to learn: how to trust his feelings, follow his heart, and stay true to himself. With the support of his family, coach, friends and fans all over the world, he knew he had what it takes to make it all the way to the top.
Percy Tau grew up with seven siblings and a single mom in the mining town of Witbank. For Percy and his family, life is tough as their mother struggles to make ends meet. But there is one thing that brings the Tau boys together: soccer. At the Mmagobana Primary School, they quickly make a name for themselves on the soccer team.
Despite the boys’ enthusiasm for the game, Percy’s mom is against him playing soccer. She wants him to get a ‘real job’ – after all, she doesn’t want to see her son struggle in life. But Percy persists, and is invited to join the Sundowns Youth Academy. Here he meets Pitso Mosimane, the Sundowns coach who will teach him all about what it takes to become a professional footballer.
In March 2017 Percy’s life changes forever: he is called up to play for Bafana Bafana and is named as the leading goal-scorer of the season. But just when all is going so well … heartbreak: Percy’s brother is killed in a car crash. Old fears from his childhood come rushing back as his mother blames their misfortune on soccer. But, through it all, the family pull together in their support for one another.
Then, one day, a call comes: Percy is offered a position to play for Brighton – one of the biggest deals ever offered a South African footballer. What will the future hold for one of the brightest stars in South African soccer? Join us on this action-packed adventure in the Road to Glory series.
An absorbing, fast-paced and comprehensive guide to surviving in the wild, with a particular focus on the animals you might encounter - and want to avoid! - while you're there. Whether you're lost in the mountains, stranded in the desert, or adrift at sea, if you've read this book, you might just have a fighting chance at staying alive. Vivid photos, maps and other colourful graphics provide plenty to inspire armchair explorers. Chapters cover survival at sea, on a Pacific island, in the Outback, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, Polar wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. Readers are provided with information on what to do first, the key rules for survival, the animals in each habitat and how to signal for help. Feature pages highlight real-life survivors who escaped these harsh environments to inspire young explorers.
Get young fans dreaming big with this incredible collection of inspirational lives from the world of football. What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Nadia Nadim flee from Afghanistan and end up playing for Manchester City? Who was the Liverpool player who invented the world's most popular football boot? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the the incredible true stories of the game's greatest legends who changed the world of football. Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big both on and off the pitch.
This essential survival guide for intrepid young explorers shows the skills and techniques you need for outdoor adventure, from maps and navigation to camping. Learn the basics - from picking the best campground to knowing how to build a shelter - with clear step-by-step illustrations. Find out why not to camp under a tree, how to make a bed of leaves, and learn useful knots to secure your camp. Once you're safely in your shelter, discover how to forage for food, purify water, light a fire with flint and tinder, and cook up delicious fish. Find out what to take on your expedition, how to plan your route, and what to include in your survival kit. Then have fun learning camp craft and bushcraft skills. To help you find your way, this book shows you how to use a map and compass, or the Sun and stars as a guide. Discover the best way to hike over terrains, including forests, swamps, forests, sand, snow, and ice. Learn, too, how to predict the weather by observing clouds and wind direction. So start packing your rucksack for an outdoor adventure and don't forget your copy of Survival for Beginners.
Meet the real-life superheroes who walk--and bark--among us in this stunning photographic picture book featuring the stars of the IMAX film Superpower Dogs! Every single day, dogs around the world use their amazing abilities to help save lives. In over fifty dynamic photos and a fun, fact-filled text, meet some of the incredible canines who save lives, fight crime, and help people heal. Superpower Dogs is a fun and inspiring read for animal lovers of all ages, celebrating the remarkable work of heroic dogs.
The third book in the bestselling series that teaches you about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What colour are Cristiano Ronaldo's pyjamas? How many bones are there in the human foot? And why is that dodo alive and kicking? The third book in the bestselling series teaches children about history, maths, geography and biology through football, facts and fun. With side-splitting cartoons and multiple choice quizzes, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves football.
Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep. He announces he is here to stay to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.
In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum and love of cricket. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared.
Sparkling with humour, this insightful and compassionate story is the latest from the award-winning author of Orbiting Jupiter.
Louba o dula karolong e nngwe ya N'Djamela e betswang Doumpa. Bophelo ba moo ha bo bonolo ka nako tsohle, impa o na le metswalle, bolo ya hae le toro ya hae Louba lives in a part of N'Djamena called Doumpa. Life there is not always easy, but he has his friends, his soccer and his dream.
Exactly one thousand stickers with which to decorate not only the scenes in the book, but anything else you so wish, from homemade cards to bedrooms. Packed full of footballs, players, kits, football matches and much more.
A little boy is told to play outside by his mum, and bumps into an imaginary friend with whom he goes for a bike ride. At first he finds it difficult to keep up, but with the imaginary friend's help he takes off the bike's stabilisers and learns to freewheel - all the way home. This funny, feel good book about freedom, friendship and the joy of cycling without stabilisers for the very first time is perfect for anyone who has ever tried to ride a bike.
"F1: Go, Go, Go!" is the perfect introduction to the world of Formula 1 motor racing, for many the world's most exciting sport. Each spread covers a different aspect of motor racing, from the cars and the drivers to the track and the garage, as well the technical side and a brief history of the sport. The entertaining text is illuminated by a stunning array of photographs, and some spreads have items that can be open and shut, making this a truly interactive book. The readers of "F1: Go, Go, Go!" may be too young to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car, but this is next best thing!
What were the world's greatest players like when they were your age? Learn how the top soccer stars of all time grew up and conquered the sport. This exciting book follows twenty-eight of the best men's and women's players from their first childhood encounter with association football--whether at the school gym or a pickup game in a vacant lot--to their first appearance in a top-division match or their first international cap. For every one of them, it was a journey with its share of both tragedy and triumph. Did you know that . . . . . . as a boy, Pel practiced with a newspaper-stuffed sock or a grapefruit, because he couldn't afford a proper football? . . . Mia Hamm discovered the sport of soccer as a toddler in Florence, Italy, where her father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was stationed? . . . at age ten, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that threatened to end his soccer career--until Bar a offered to pay for his treatment? Illustrated with rare photos of stars-to-be on and off the field, Before They Were Stars is sure to entertain and inspire any budding soccer legend.
The greatest goals... The most spectacular saves... Meet the top 40 footballers of all time! Relive Ronaldo's most memorable moments, learn about Messi's legendary left foot, meet the youngest-ever World Cup goal scorer, Pele, and see the some of the most spectacular saves in history. Every player is a winner in their own way, but who will you choose as your hero? Jam-packed full of fun footie facts about who each legend played for, how many goals they scored and the special skills they had, this is the perfect read for football fans all over the world.
Search for over 140 things to see when camping with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to explore outdoors, from types of tent and caravan to walks in the countryside and seaside, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant colour coded photographs * Learn about camping and caravan equipment and holiday activities along the way * Points to score from common sights like family tent (5 points) to top spots such as agricultural show (40 points) Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!
From an Idea to Nike is a fully-illustrated look into how Nike stepped up its sneaker game to become the most popular athletic brand in the world. Humorous black & white illustrations throughout. Ever wonder how Nike became the athletics empire it is today? From an Idea to Nike digs into the marketing campaigns and strategy that turned this running-shoe company into the outfitter for many athletes as well as the iconic American brand. With infographics and engaging visuals throughout, this behind-the-scenes look into the historical and business side of Nike will be an invaluable resource for kids interested in what makes this business run. Find out where the name Nike came from and how the famous swoosh became the signature logo. Learn about the company's first marketing campaign with a star athlete. (Hint: It wasn't Michael Jordan!) Explore the ways Nike expanded marketing from running to basketball, soccer, golf, and beyond!
Test your knowledge with over 100 sport-themed wordsearches, covering everything from football and basketball to surfing and martial arts. The wordsearches gradually get harder throughout the book, and are perfect for quiet times alone or playing with friends and family. All the answers are at the back of the book.
Just in time for baseball's spring training season, here is the life and famous words, such as "it ain't over till it's over," of Major League Baseball player and New York Yankee Lawrence "Yogi" Berra. Yogi Berra loved his family, his neighborhood, his friends, and, most of all, baseball. He was crazy for it, ever since he was a young kid playing with friends in an abandoned dump. But baseball didn't love him back--at least not at first. Yogi was different. He didn't have the right look. When he finally made it to the major leagues, Yogi faced pranks and harassment from players, sportswriters, and fans. Their words hurt, but they made Yogi determined to show all that he could do. Author Barb Rosenstock's dynamic text and illustrator Terry Widener's powerful artwork reveal the talents, loves, and inspirational words of this celebrated New York Yankee and American icon, who earned a World Series ring for each finger and made baseball love him back.
With fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, Sport in 30 Seconds is a must for kids who enjoy watching or playing sport. Fascinating facts about our most popular team and individual sports are combined with sections on sports science, the Olympics, the health benefits of sport and the history of sport to make this book a clear winner for all junior sport fans. Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite and full-color artwork. Fun, active elements for kids to make-and-do support the topics, encouraging them to test, explore, and discover more.
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