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Andy Murray: Tennis Ace Paperback – 6 Jun 2013

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Children (6 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857513257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857513250
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

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A brand-new biography of British tennis star Andy Murray, Olympic gold medallist and winner of Wimbledon 2013!

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I'm a librarian in a primary school and I like to keep things fairly topical! This account takes us up to Djokovic beating Murray in the 2012 Australian Open, and I think it's rather nice that the Serbian "unstoppable machine" gets full credit for being a daunting opponent. The book ends on exactly the right note of triumph mixed with disappointment, but the promise of greater things to come (now more than realised, of course!)

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.
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A great read!
A detailed and interesting canter through the life of Andy Murray with loads of interesting details and anecdotes..
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Although this book is aimed primarily at children it is an easy and enjoyable read. I am a massive Andy Murray fan and learned some interesting facts that I didn't previously know. I would think this would be suitable for children 8 and above.
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Well written book for children charting Andys life from growing up in Dunblane to becoming olympic champion. Offers interesting insight into growing up as a tennis prodigy and the ups and downs of his career so far. A great present for ports fans aged 9 to 14.
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This book is a great read! It lets the reader know how hard work and dedication can make a great champion
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