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The Man Who Invented Basketball James Naismith and His Amazing Game (Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies)

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Published by Enslow Elementary .
Written in English


  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports & Recreation - Basketball,
  • Basketball,
  • Biography,
  • History,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography & Autobiography - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8056705M
ISBN 100766028461
ISBN 109780766028463

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