A Magical Racquet Ride

Author: Marissa Irvin Gould
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492177081
Format: PDF, Mobi
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**The recipient of a prestigious Mom's Choice Award** With a little world geography and a whole lot of tennis mixed together, kids and parents alike will fall in love with tennis for the first time, or all over again. A fantasy-adventure picture book that both boys and girls will want to read time after time, while they learn about tennis and its truly international appeal. Readers of all ages will be delighted by this brightly illustrated, rhyming story of magical tennis racquets escorting twins across the globe to glamorous tennis ports of call--New York, London, Paris, and Melbourne. Written by a former tennis professional, Marissa Irvin Gould, has played the sport at the highest level-- winning matches at all four Grand Slam events. She is also a mother of three young children and an elementary school teacher with a passion for learning. Don't be surprised if after reading this book, kids are clamoring for a new racquet, and a chance to get outside and play tennis for themselves.

Poodles Don t Play Tennis

Author: Katherine Rizzuto
Publisher: Turn the Page PressInc
ISBN: 9781938501067
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While the family's away, the poodles will play! Enjoy a delightful sneak peak into the 'secret lives' of Victor and Margie, two poodles who go about their busy week at school, a high school football game, and, of course, playing tennis!--Dust jacket.

Tennis Anyone

Author: Shane McG
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 0822587726
Format: PDF, Docs
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When Tom receives a tennis racket for his seventh birthday, he cannot figure out who to play with or what's fun about it until his father helps him look at the sport in a new way.

Yoga Hotel

Author: Maura Moynihan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061913365
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In the 1970s, Maura Moynihan moved to New Delhi with her mother and father, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who at the time was U.S. ambassador to India. She wasfascinated by the country's contradictions: ancient religions amid urban chaos, the staggering disparity between rich and poor, and Indian familial tradition and the lure of Western novelty. From three decades of deeply sympathetic observation came the inspiration for these stories, in which the characters' beliefs are challenged as they interact with those outside their culture. British and American expatriates mingle with Indian friends, colleagues, and servants, and the stories follow the change, or failure to change, that results. Hari, a young Indian servant, hopes for his amiable British boss's help in escaping a prearranged wedding. An American embassy worker named Melanie becomes disillusioned when her married lover uses her to get a visa. At a Himalayan retreat, a wealthy group gathers to seek spiritual enlightenment, but their altruism is tested when they are asked to buy dowries for a poor Indian family. Through witty dialogue and engaging scenes, Moynihan examines how both easterners and westerners struggle for dignity. Replete with humor and poignancy, Yoga Hotel is a stunning literary debut from a writer who understands the complexity and universality of human hopes, fears, and desires.

Let s Play Tennis

Author: Patricia Egart
Publisher: Amber Skye Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9780983183945
Format: PDF
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An introduction to the game of tennis covers such topics as equipment, technique, serves, movement, etiquette, sportsmanship, and scoring.

The Science of Yoga

Author: William J Broad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451641427
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

Utterly Lovely One

Author: Mary Murphy
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763652678
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A mother crane celebrates her little one's loveliness and draws other animal species into the circle of love.

The Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Magical Adventures of the Wors
ISBN: 0763672602
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mildred Hubble's first term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches starts badly when, unlike her classmates, she can't control her broom, her kitten, or her spells.

A Champion s Mind

Author: Pete Sampras
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307410331
Format: PDF, Docs
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Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest tennis player ever, a man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented number one world ranking for 286 weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible a record-setting fourteen Grand Slam titles. While his more vocal rivals sometimes grabbed the headlines, Pete always preferred to let his racket do the talking. Until now. In A Champion’s Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people “inside his head” finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game. But while this single-minded determination led to tennis domination, success didn’t come without a price. The constant pressure of competing on the world’s biggest stage—in the unblinking eye of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic greatness—took its toll. Here for the first time Pete speaks freely about what it was like to possess what he calls “the Gift.” He writes about the personal trials he faced—including the death of a longtime coach and confidant—and the struggles he gutted his way through while being seemingly on top of the world. Among the book’s most riveting scenes are an early devastating loss to Stefan Edberg that led Pete to make a monastic commitment to delivering on his natural talent; a grueling, four-hour-plus match against Alex Corretja during which Pete became seriously ill; fierce on-court battles with rival and friend Andre Agassi; and the triumphant last match of Pete’s career at the finals of the 2002 U.S. Open. In A Champion’s Mind, one of the most revered, successful, and intensely private players in the history of tennis offers an intimate look at the life of an elite athlete. From the Hardcover edition.