Look InsideOvertime Website Try saying Purple People Eaters ten times fast. Isnt that tricky? What do you think of when you think of a Purple People Eater? Believe it or not, its not a monster but instead a nickname for a defensive line that once played for the Minnesota Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings by Mark Stewart offers young fans a look into one of the most physical teams in the NFL while including fun facts, team spotlights such as Alan Page and Adrian Peterson, and pictures of Vikings memorabilia. Have a young fan who likes to argue sports? Dont miss the Great Debates section where readers get insight into some of the greatest debates surrounding the Vikings and professional football! Team spirit is that deep passion shared by the players and fans when they wear the same colors, watch the same scoreboard, and cheer the same triumphs. This popular series has been completely revised and updated for the Fall 2012 release. Book updates include new team information, records, photos, and timelines as well as new features like GREAT DEBATES and GLORY DAYS. Once you finish the book, you can go to the OVERTIME WEBSITE where each football team has its very own webpage to accompany the reading material. This site will be updated throughout the season and postseason with kid-friendly news about their favorite football teams - the perfect source for up-to-date statistics and player information for young sports fans.
Team Spirit Series, The Minnesota Vikings, is a fantastic resource for information on that specific football team. Mark Stewart takes you through the history of the teams' players and achievements. It has great information in witty sections called: Go to Guys, For the Record, Pinpoints, and Team Facts. There is also an area called Play Ball that tells you how the game is played. Highly Recommended.
Douglas County School District
Brief overview of the team with a short history, quotes from the greatest players, and team achievements. There are lots of great shots, logos, and “trading card” type pictures. Interesting Fun Facts, a glossary and index complete the package. Even though it is a smaller book on about a 5th grade reading level, it will be of interest to middle schoolers as well.
P. Childs, Albert Hill Middle School