A Magical Racquet Ride: Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournaments of Tennis (Paperback)

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By Marissa Irvin Gould, Mark Brayer (Illustrator)
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**The recipient of a prestigious Mom's Choice Award** With a little world geography and a whole lot of tennis mixed together, kids and parents alike will fall in love with tennis for the first time, or all over again. A fantasy-adventure picture book that both boys and girls will want to read time after time, while they learn about tennis and its truly international appeal. Readers of all ages will be delighted by this brightly illustrated, rhyming story of magical tennis racquets escorting twins across the globe to glamorous tennis ports of call--New York, London, Paris, and Melbourne. Written by a former tennis professional, Marissa Irvin Gould, has played the sport at the highest level-- winning matches at all four Grand Slam events. She is also a mother of three young children and an elementary school teacher with a passion for learning. Don't be surprised if after reading this book, kids are clamoring for a new racquet, and a chance to get outside and play tennis for themselves.

About the Author

Marissa Irvin Gould is a mother of three, professional tennis player, and elementary school teacher. She played on the WTA tour from 2000-2005, appearing in twenty-two Grand Slam events during her career. She holds a BA from Stanford University and a Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine University as well as a California Teaching Credential. As an educator, she has taught both Kindergarten and third grade; however, since having her first child in 2008, Mrs. Gould has put away the lesson plans while she is home with her three young children. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and family, and hopes every child will have the opportunity to discover the magic of tennis.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781492177081
ISBN-10: 1492177083
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 20th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English