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Chess for Children - by Murray Chandler & Helen Milligan (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all.
  • 9-12 Years
  • 11.06" x 8.52" Hardcover
  • 112 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Games & Activities

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Book Synopsis



With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.

Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn't take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives!

Murray Chandler gained the chess Grandmaster title by winning events in New York and Amsterdam. During 28 years as a professional player, he has taken part in over 150 international tournaments, in 32 different countries. His previous books include the best-selling How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids.

Dr Helen Milligan is a World Chess Federation woman master, and a former British Ladies Champion. She has represented Scotland in ten Chess Olympiads, and New Zealand in two.



Review Quotes




"...the book is well thought-out and can be enjoyed by kids as young as 5." - GM Lubosh Kavalek, Washington Post

"Chess For Children is attractively produced and user friendly for kids. The diagrams are large and clear and there are cartoons throughout the book that reinforce the subject matter. ... It's a perfect book for younger ones to work on with their parents. Recommended." - IM John Donaldson, Gold-Medal Winning USA Team Captain

"I have seen countless books on chess aimed at youngsters over the years, but this is probably the nicest introduction I have ever seen, aimed at primary school children." - Alan Sutton, En Passant

"The whole thing packed into a short story with many pictures - definitely child-oriented! ... it seems that the pictures are deliberately left without colour, so that someone with crayons etc. can turn it into a real playbook." - Frank Grosse, schachlinks.com



About the Author



Murray Chandler gained the chess Grandmaster title by winning events in New York and Amsterdam. During 28 years as a professional player, he has taken part in over 150 international tournaments, in 32 different countries. His previous books include the best-selling How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids.

Dr Helen Milligan is a World Chess Federation woman master, and a former British Ladies Champion. She has represented Scotland in ten Chess Olympiads, and New Zealand in two.
Dimensions (Overall): 11.06 Inches (H) x 8.52 Inches (W) x .52 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 112
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Games & Activities
Publisher: Gambit Publications
Format: Hardcover
Author: Murray Chandler & Helen Milligan
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2004
TCIN: 11635452
UPC: 9781904600060
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-1135
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.52 inches length x 8.52 inches width x 11.06 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.25 pounds
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