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edition:Hardcover
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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Oct 2008
ISBN:9781552770207
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer

Crazy Canucks

The Uphill Battle of Canada's Downhill Ski Team

by Eric Zweig

tagged: winter sports
Description

Crazy Canucks recounts the trials and triumphs off the Canadian men's alpine ski team of the 1970s and early 1980s. Eric Zweig offers a behind-the-scenes look at this innovative team that dared to take risks other skiers were too afraid of. The team rose from obscurity to prominence on the European and North American ski circuits with Olympic medal and World Cup wins.

 

[Fry Reading Level - 4.9

About the Author

Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond & Associates, producers of the annual NHL Official Guide & Record Book since 1984. Eric’s books include Twenty Greatest Hockey Goals and Art Ross: The Hockey Legend Who Built the Bruins. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Contributor Notes

ERIC ZWEIG has written about sports and sports history for many major publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. He has also been a writer/producer with CBC Radio Sports and TSN SportsRadio, and written several popular books about hockey for both adults and children. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario, with his family.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 18
Editorial Review

"Crazy Canucks is a useful book, one which provides facts and information about this great generation of Canadian male skiers while the glossary at the back will be useful for non-skiers."

Recommended.

 

— CM - Volume XV - Number 12

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