Gridiron: Stories from 100 Years of the National Football League
Gridiron: Stories from 100 Years of the National Football League
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Gridiron: Stories from 100 Years of the National Football League

Written by Fred Bowen & illustrated by James E. Ransome
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8 - 12
Reading age
112
Page count
125
Words per page
940L
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Jul 28, 2020
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This accessible, informative, and beautifully illustrated book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the NFL and is the perfect keepsake for football fans of all ages. The National Football League is the most popular sports league in the United States. Its championship game, the Super Bowl, is watched by millions of people every year. But it wasn’t always like this. In the last one hundred years, football has changed from a poorly organized, often overlooked sport to America’s favorite pastime. Here are the stories of that remarkable transformation. The stories of the greatest players, the most successful coaches, the most memorable games–and the amazing plays that made us gasp as we watched them in stadiums and on televisions all over America. Discover the league’s scrappy beginnings in an automobile showroom, and early players like Red Grange, the Galloping Ghost. Relive the very first championship game, played indoors after a circus had visited, and famous games like the Ice Bowl. See the NFL at war, and meet some of the remarkable athletes who helped desegregate the league. Learn how the draft came into existence, and about the teams that strove for that almost impossible goal–a perfect season. Veteran sportswriter Fred Bowen brings his in-depth knowledge and lively prose to these fascinating stories, and award-winning artist James E. Ransome has created stunning full-page illustrations that bring the sport of football to life like never before.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781481481120
    Publication Date
    July 28, 2020
    Publisher
    Margaret K McElderry Books
    Page Count
    112
    Words Per Page
    125
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019038490
    Lexile® Level
    940L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~V
    ATOS® Book Level
    6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    2
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    510131
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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