A Is for Axel

A Is for Axel

An Ice Skating Alphabet

Book - 2005
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Cherry Lake Publishing
Four-time World Champion and professional figure skater Kurt Browning replaces his boots and blades with pen and paper in A is for Axel: An Ice Skating Alphabet. From holding an edge to laces and hooks, Kurt glides and dances through the alphabet explaining the history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport. Spirited illustrator Melanie Rose captures the excitement visually with her colorful, playful illustrations. With the Winter Olympics spinning our way in 2006, this book will have fans young and old dreaming of gold. Author Kurt Browning is known for his fluid movement and confidence on the ice. A four-time world champion, Kurt is the first figure skater to be named as Canada's outstanding male athlete. He presently skates professionally with Stars on Ice and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and son. Illustrator Melanie Rose's charming and lively oil paintings have graced the pages of several Sleeping Bear Press titles including Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet; H is for Homerun: A Baseball Alphabet; and W is for Wind: A Weather Alphabet. She makes her home in Mississauga, Canada, with her son Liam and their two cats, Mickey and Meesha.

Baker & Taylor
From holding an edge to laces and hooks, a four-time world champion and professional figure skater explains the history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport of ice skating. By the illustrator of Z Is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet.

& Taylor

Illustrates the letters of the alphabet through a discussion of ice skating skills, the history of the sport, and past champions.

Publisher: Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781585362806
Branch Call Number: J 796.91 BRO
796.91 BRO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill
Additional Contributors: Rose, Melanie - Illustrator


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