Tiger Woods' beaming smile is becoming a national symbol of achievement in America. Tiger is our hero, and he is our children's hero as well. Tiger's rise to glory is charted here as he advances from a toddler sitting in a high chair watching his father hit golf balls to his enormous smile as he received the famous green jacket at the Master's Tournament.
This book describes Tiger's best moments in a style suitable for young children aged five to eight. He is lauded as a renaissance man, balancing great golf with great grades. His parents support him through success and failure alike, and have nothing but pride in their outstanding son. When Tiger received his scholarship to Stanford, he told them that he wanted to play golf and study accounting. Fortunately for American golf, his game became more and more time consuming, and he decided to turn professional.
Tiger is a great example to children, especially because he is so young himself. His great attitude shines on each page, and leaves the reader with the desire to achieve. Tiger Woods, Golf Superstar is a great way to inspire children to achieve—in sports or in school.
About the Author
The late David Collins (1940-2001) wrote over sixty books for young readers and was an admired and respected educator. Believing that children can never have enough role models, Collins was dedicated to writing biographies for young readers to educate and entertain. Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback, Hero on Horseback: The Story of Casimir Pulaski, Tiger Woods, Golfing Champion, and Clarence Thomas: Fighter with Words have all earned praise from such publications as School Library Journal, the Book Report, the Polish American Journal, and the Catholic Post.
About the Illustrator
Larry Nolte, a popular freelance artist, has added his distinctive style to Collins’ books: Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback, Hero on Horseback: The Story of Casimir Pulaski,and Tiger Woods, Golfing Champion, all published by Pelican.
TIGER WOODS, GOLF SUPERSTAR
By David R. Collins
Illustrated by Larry Nolte
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports and Recreation
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustrations