Hoops to Hippos!: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari by Jazynka, Kitson

Hoops to Hippos!: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari

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NBA star Boris Diaw of the San Antonio Spurs takes young readers on safari as he explores his off-court passion: wildlife photography! Join Diaw as he escapes from stampeding wildebeests, comes face-to-face with lions, and discovers why you should never come between a hippo and its watery home. Through engaging stories and photos by Diaw, readers will discover a whole new side to this basketball champ.

National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, exciting, full-color true stories--just right to carry in backpacks, share with friends, and read under the covers at night.

Author: Kitson Jazynka
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Published: 07/14/2015
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Series: NGK Chapters
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.20w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781426320521
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.5
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 175469 / Hoops to Hippos! True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari

About the Author
BORIS DIAW is a member of the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) championship team, the San Antonio Spurs. Diaw grew up in France and continues to play for the French National team. When he's not on the court, he is shooting wildlife photography on safari in Africa. KITSON JAZYNKA is a lifelong animal lover, award-winning freelance writer, and children's author. Kitson contributes to National Geographic Kids, American Girl, Horse Illustrated, and The Washington Post, among others. Her previous book for National Geographic is Martin Luther King, Jr., a biography in the National Geographic Readers series. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, their two children, one big German Shepherd dog (who loves to howl like a wolf), and one very patient cat. Her horse lives nearby in Potomac, Maryland.

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