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Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops

Great Inventions in Sports

Written by Alannah HegedusAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alannah Hegedus and Kaitlin RaineyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kaitlin Rainey
Illustrated by Bill SlavinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bill Slavin

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Did you know that the first “snow car” was invented in the 1920s? That talented players are buried with their lacrosse sticks to this day, so they can play in the afterlife? That long before the modern game of ice hockey there was Oochamkunutk, played by the Mi’kmaq?

Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops tells the story of ten inventions that have changed the way we spend our leisure time. From peach baskets that became basketball hoops, to new spins on bowling and improvements to ice skates that help the skater all but fly, this book is a wonderful way to celebrate human ingenuity.
Alannah Hegedus|Kaitlin Rainey|Bill Slavin

About Alannah Hegedus

Alannah Hegedus - Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops
Alannah Hegedus was born in Vancouver and moved to Ontario with her husband and their son. She is a librarian and is, herself, very handy and inventive.

Kaitlin Rainey is a doctoral student in English and an actress.

Bill Slavin has illustrated numerous books of non-fiction, specializing in creating images that inform as well as entertain.

About Kaitlin Rainey

Kaitlin Rainey - Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops
Kaitlin Rainey is a doctoral student in English and an actress.

About Bill Slavin

Bill Slavin - Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops

Photo © E. Melo

Bill Slavin has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including The Big Book of Canada, Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships and Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops. His work has received numerous awards, including the 2004 Blue Spruce Award and the 2004 CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's medal, both for his work on Stanley's Party. He shares his studio in Millbrook, Ontario with his wife, Esperança Melo.

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