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Hoop Kings

Hoop Kings

by Charles R. Smith

Cheer on twelve top basketball pros with a dynamic collection of verse by Charles R. Smith Jr., set against vibrant photos of the players in action.
Tim Duncan cashes in double-digit points by banking it off the backboard. Kevin Garnett makes his new-and-improved moves in 3-D. As for the "Super Human Atomic Quake" Shaquille O'Neal, just open the foldout and see what it might take to fill his gargantuan shoes (shown actual size). With pumping, energetic, rap-inspired wordplay, Charles R. Smith Jr. profiles the distinctive playing styles of twelve of the best players in basketball. A striking cover treatment, arresting design, and eye-catching action photos make HOOP KINGS a guaranteed magnet for kids who love basketball--and a valuable find for teachers who love language.

This follow-up to "Hoop Queens," captures the essence of eleven NBA players in riveting poetry full of action and true basketball grit.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
Candlewick Press (MA)
Number of Pages
Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author

Charles R. Smith Charles R. Smith Jr. is the author and photographer of a number of children's books, including "Loki & Alex: The Adventures of a Dog & His Best Friend," a Parenting Best Book.

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