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Hoop genius : how a desperate teacher and a rowdy gym class invented basketball

Author: John Coy; Joe Morse
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals how James Naismith came to invent basketball at a Springfield, Massachusetts, high school in 1891 while teaching a rowdy gym class.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: James Naismith; James Naismith
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Coy; Joe Morse
ISBN: 9780761366171 0761366172
OCLC Number: 846536828
Awards: Short-listed for North Carolina Children's Book Award (Picture Book) 2015
Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (Elementary) 2016
Short-listed for South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (Picture Book) 2015
Short-listed for Monarch Award 2016
Short-listed for Black-Eyed Susan Award (Picture Book) 2014
Short-listed for Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award 2015
Short-listed for Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (Grades 3-5) 2016
Short-listed for Star of the North Picture Book Award 2014
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: John Coy ; illustrations by Joe Morse.

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Reveals how James Naismith came to invent basketball at a Springfield, Massachusetts, high school in 1891 while teaching a rowdy gym class.

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