Hoops to Hippos!: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari (National Geographic Chapters Series)

Hoops to Hippos!: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari (National Geographic Chapters Series)

by Boris Diaw, Kitson Jazynka


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426320521
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Series: National Geographic Kids Chapters Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 546,607
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

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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