Kids! Get booked for the Olympics

Jul 28, 2012, 11:51 IST | The Guide Team

For the first time, kids get their special editions of fun titles to gear for London

Let the Games begin! India at the Olympic Games and India’s Olympic Story are two just-released titles aimed at 8-plus and 11-plus readers respectively that follow the evolution of the Games from its beginnings in ancient Greece down to its modern avatar as a global, multicultural phenomenon.

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Well-researched and attractively presented, the books also focus on little known, differently abled and well-known Indian sportspersons who evoke the values that have come to shape and define the Games. You will spot a colourful mix of photographs and illustrations, as well as comic strips that will add the right dash of humour to lighten it up for young readers. The books are supported by the Abhinav Bindra Foundation and British Council.

Some of the Indian sportspersons and para sportspersons who feature in these two titles include Dhyan Chand, PT Usha, Abhinav Bindra, Malathi Holla, Karnam Malleswari and MC Mary Kom.  

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