Andy Murray: Tennis Ace Paperback – 6 Jun 2013
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"This unputdownable book is a must read for followers of tennis and Andy. I would suggest this book to children between the ages of 10 and 14. I would rate this book a 10/10!" (Guardian Children's Book Review Team)
A brand-new biography of British tennis star Andy Murray, Olympic gold medallist and winner of Wimbledon 2013!See all Product Description
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What I liked about this book was that it's suitable for the older end of the primary school range. The text is well within the reach of an eight to nine year old. There are a few pictures, but together in one block rather than scattered through the text. This makes it a useful introduction to adult, full-length books for children who might be nervous about tackling a longer read. This kind of non-fiction can be particularly useful to get boys into "proper" reading.
One thing that concerned me was how the author would deal with the sensitive topic of the Dunblane massacre in 1996, which happened in Andy's school when he was eight years old. It's mentioned, which I think is right, but in a very low-key way. It takes about six paragraphs and it's recognised that Murray is still affected by it, but it moves on quickly and is unlikely to upset sensitive readers. However, if you would prefer your kids not to know about it at all, this wouldn't be the right book.
For younger readers, "Andy Murray" in the Sport Files series by John Townsend is ideal.
A detailed and interesting canter through the life of Andy Murray with loads of interesting details and anecdotes..
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Bought as a present for his biggest fan, not sure what they think of it yet.Published 7 months ago by Collywobbles
Felt you got I site into this very talented young man. It talks about his struggle to become number 1 in ukPublished on 6 Dec. 2013 by Moyra Elliott
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