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A hands-on career guide for aspiring soccer players, football quarterbacks, and basketball stars, ''Virtual Apprentice: Professional Athlete'' introduces young readers to careers on the playing field. Ideal for anyone who has ever dreamed of taking their athletic career to the next level, this insightful new resource is filled with profiles of working professionals, 'Reality Check' sidebars, Q&As between everyday kids and pros, a 'Count Me In' journal feature that helps readers get an insider's look at a career as a professional athlete, and much more. This lively and entertaining book is filled with full-color and black-and-white photographs. Chapters include: Athletes Then and Now; Athletes at Work; Sports Tech and Trends; Training Camp; Team Work; Kids Ask, Athletes Answer; and, Athlete for a Day.
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Gayle Brandeis (born April 14, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Publications), the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, Self Storage (Ballantine) and Delta Girls (Ballantine), and her first novel for young readers, My Life with the Lincolns (Holt).
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