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Victoria! : the sports of Mexico

Author: Erica M Stokes
Publisher: Philadelphia : Mason Crest, [2015]
Series: Mexico, leading the southern hemisphere.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Like people all over the world, Mexicans enjoy playing and watching a wide variety of sports. Some of these sports are familiar to Americans, such as soccer (which Mexicans call fútbol) and baseball. Others are not as well known, such as Charrería, a form of rodeo that is unique to Mexico. Mexicans enjoy many other sports, such as handball, bullfighting, jai alai, swimming, and long-distance running. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica M Stokes
ISBN: 1422232204 9781422232200
OCLC Number: 881314071
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Team sports are tops in Mexico --
Animal sports --
tradition or cruelty? --
Water and adventure sports --
Mexicans ride 'em, rope 'em, and wrangle 'em --
Mexicans hold the ball in their court --
Mexicans salute solo sports.
Series Title: Mexico, leading the southern hemisphere.
Responsibility: Erica M. Stokes.

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"Like people all over the world, Mexicans enjoy playing and watching a wide variety of sports. Some of these sports are familiar to Americans, such as soccer (which Mexicans call fútbol) and baseball. Others are not as well known, such as Charrería, a form of rodeo that is unique to Mexico. Mexicans enjoy many other sports, such as handball, bullfighting, jai alai, swimming, and long-distance running. This book provides an overview of many of the most popular sports of Mexico, along with biographical information about some of the country's greatest athletes"--Provided by the publisher.

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