Weird Sports of the World

Weird Sports
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

What kinds of competitions do other countries have? Well, how about unicycle polo? Or Finland's famous wife-carrying contest? Read about some of the strangest world sports inside!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category High Interest
Copyright 2011
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Dewey 796
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142156
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources International Kabaddi Federation
HowStuffWorks: Wife-carrying contests
  • The Weird, Weird World of Sports
  • Kabaddi, Kabaddi, Kabaddi!
  • Who Needs Ladders?
  • A Loooong Way to the Green!
  • Who Needs a Car?
  • It Takes a Tough Guy to Win
  • Flat Tires in Hockey?
  • Off-road Boarding
  • Look Out Below!
  • Uppercut and Checkmate!
  • Glossary
  • Web Sites
  • Index
Author: S. B. Watson


A noteworthy review of Weird Sports from School Library Journal on April 1, 2011

Fascinating sports and challenges are briefly elucidated in this series. Both authors give examples from various countries, describing altogether more than 50 activities ranging from Estonia’s wife-carrying race to a Mexican golf tournament that involves playing only one hole.… View →

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