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What Are the Summer Olympics? ( What Was...? )

Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands.
The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries. Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold.
Target age group 8-12
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  • ISBN-13
    9780448488349
  • ISBN-10
    0448488345
  • Item #
    45646
Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands. The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries. Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold. Target age group 8-12
  • Dimensions
    0.3 H x 7.5 L x 5.2 W
  • Author
    Herman, Gail
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Age Group
    08 to 12 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Series
    What Was?
  • Subject Category 1
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Subject Category 2
    Sports & Recreation | Olympics
  • Subject Category 3
    People & Places | General
  • Theme
    Event - Summer
  • Lexile Level
    750
  • AR Level
    5.4
  • Pages
    112
  • Publication Date
    3/22/2016
  • Publisher
    Random House, Inc.
  • Case Qty
    60