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Hoop Genius

(2013)
How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
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Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students - a bunch of energetic young men - are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy - or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Hardback Editions

January 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books)
Author(s): John Coy
ISBN: 0-7613-6617-2 / 978-0-7613-6617-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books)
Author(s): John Coy
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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