Item description for On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk by Matt Christopher...
Overview Presents a biography of the young skateboarder whose athletic style helped bring skateboarding into the mainstream of the sporting world.
Publishers Description Tony Hawk is a skateboarding sensation. At the 1999 ESPN X Games, he astonished viewers by performing a 900, a trick thought impossible to do. But astonishing people was nothing new for Hawk. Since taking up skateboarding at age nine, he's almost single-handedly revolutionized the sport. Whether dominating vert competitions, inventing new tricks, or providing a positive role model for young skaters, Hawk's sheer athleticism and dedication have helped change the way skateboarding is viewed by the general public.
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Studio: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
ISBN 0316142239 ISBN13 9780316142236 UPC 719122004956
Availability 0 units.
More About Matt Christopher
Matt Christopher is the beloved and bestselling name behind more than a 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
Matt Christopher lived in Rock Hill, in the state of South Carolina. Matt Christopher was born in 1917 and died in 1997.
Matt Christopher has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk?
Skating book with Tony Hawk Jan 6, 2006
Matt Christopher is on the Halfpipe WIIIIITH......no idea what a half pipe is. Matt's a writer, not a skater and it shows. You'd be more satisfied with documentaries or interviews on Tony Hawk if that's what you're interested in. Save your money!
Why would you want to read this book when Tony Hawk wrote his own? That has all the information on him you need to know--plus more that wasn't covered in this book. Tony Hawk rocks and I would rather read what he writes.
Good for Young Kids Dec 31, 2001
Like all Matt Christopher books, this is a good basic introduction to skating and skateboarder Tony Hawk, with an emphasis on Hawk as a role model. Young skaters will learn a lot about the sport without the baggage that comes from other sources
a great book Dec 28, 2001
this is a great book.buy it
Lots of glaring mistakes Dec 15, 2001
This book was obviously written by somebody who doesn't skate and appears to have never met Tony Hawk. The book is filled with glaring mistakes. It's written that Tony and his wife "started their own family when their daughter, Spencer, was born." Spencer is their son! There are some falsehoods concerning skateboarding as well. The author says that taller skaters have a more difficult time performing tricks in the air. Most of the best ramp skaters in the world are tall! He also states that Tony learned kickflips on vertical a decade before they were invented! Save your money and buy a skateboarding magazine with an interview with Tony. You'll get better information, it will be more personal and have better pictures.