The Games

The Extraordinary History of the Modern Olympics

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

The Drum Series

Age 12+

History & The Past: General Interest Sports & Outdoor Recreation

This book about the Olympic Games is part of the award-winning non-fiction series for teens, The Drum.

The Games: It is why we are transfixed by the Olympic Games every four years. The runner who hitched a lift in the marathon. The wrestling match that lasted twelve hours. The men and women who reflect the best and worst in all of us. The funny, bizarre and touching moments that people are still talking about. These are the highs and lows of the modern Olympics.


Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and much loved author of books for children. She has a long-standing fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Though Carole has written over 30 books, she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40. Before that she had worked as a laboratory assistant and as a film and television writer and editor.


An irreverent, in-depth look at the story behind the Olympics. a read that every child, student or adult is guaranteed to enjoy.

The Australian Family Magazine

A must-read. Keep it on your bookshelf.

West Australian

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