Monday, July 3, 2017

Martina and Chrissie by Phil Bildner - ADVISABLE

Bildner, Phil  Martina and Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports  Illustrated by Brett Helquist  PICTURE BOOK  Candlewick Press, 2017.  $16.99  Content: G.  

Chris Evert was an outstanding tennis champion from the United States.  Martina Navratilova was also a great tennis champion but she was from the Soviet Union.  They were great tennis rivals during the Cold War and although the world thought they should hate each other they were actually really good friends.  

This book reads like someone is talking to you, for example: “You do know what the Cold War was, right? No?” and then it goes on to explain it.   The story has suspense and action with the tennis matches and it also has heart and friendship.  This is a fun sports history.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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