The Origins of Sports by Velcovsky, Tom
Tom Velcovsky

The Origins of Sports -- Tom Velcovsky - Hardcover

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This beautifully illustrated book covers 10 most popular sports and how they developed during the history, including the rules, equipment, and the star players.

From the prehistory until today, this book provides young readers with a comprehensive overview of the most popular sports disciplines. Find out where the idea of a goal came from, and what the origin of the ball is. How did the first tennis racket look like? And did you know that hockey was played in Ancient Egypt? A lot of new information as well as fun facts from the world of sports is awaiting you on these pages.

Learn more about the following sports:

  • Athletics
  • Skating
  • Ice hockey
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Baseball

Author: Tom Velcovsky, Stepanka Sekaninova
Publisher: Albatros Media
Published: 05/30/2023
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 12.70h x 9.70w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9788000067964
Audience: Ages 9-12

About the Author

Tom Velcovsky is a graduate in Audiovisual Production from the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, where he specialized in screenwriting and storyboards. Before switching to children's books and the making of comic strips, he worked in advertising.

Stepanka Sekaninova used to work as a TV reporter and in the production of children's programs. Now she is a writer and an editor-in-chief, living in the Czech Republic.

Although Matej Ilcik has been keen on drawing and art from a young age, he did not attend courses in art as a child. He studied Political Science, rather than creative subjects, pursuing his interests in painting and art history in his free time. He acquired the basic techniques for his work as an artist on a two-year adult education course in painting. Having briefly considered his options, he started out as a freelance graphic designer.