Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder (Paperback)

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Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder (Paperback)



In this young adult autobiography, Tony Hawk shares the stories from his life that have helped him become a skateboarding hero.

Hawk speaks of being a super-competitive ′demon′ child who found peace while on a skateboard. Classmates teased him because of his interest in an ′uncool′ sport. Instead of retaliating with violence, he practised even more. With his story, he will inspire a younger generation of fans to stand up for what they believe in and follow their dreams.

Ages 8-12

Tony Hawk is the bestselling author of Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder. In the 1999 X Games, Tony landed the first 900 degree arial turn in skateboarding history. A stunt he had been working on for years. He has released three video games for playstation: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. He lives in Carlsbad, California, with his wife and three children.

Sean Mortimer was the editor of Skate -- boarder magazine and coauthored Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder with Tony Hawk. He lives in Oceanside, California, with his wife and son.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060096892
ISBN-10: 0060096896
Publisher: It Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2002
Pages: 176
Language: English

“The legend spills all.” — Nylon

“An inside look at the molding of a great role model—there’s so much more than just the 900!” — Bob Burnquist, world champion skater

“All the raw tales that you might expect from a veteran skateboarder.” — Wall Street Journal