The Life-Changing Magic of Skateboarding: A Beginner's Guide with Olympic Medalist Sky Brown (Hardcover)

The Life-Changing Magic of Skateboarding: A Beginner's Guide with Olympic Medalist Sky Brown By Sky Brown, Shaw Davidson (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Life-Changing Magic of Skateboarding: A Beginner's Guide with Olympic Medalist Sky Brown (Hardcover)

By Sky Brown, Shaw Davidson (Illustrator)

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Drop into this beginner's guide to skateboarding with secrets from world champion Sky Brown!

Teen skateboarding phenom Sky Brown knows how to go big. After becoming a professional athlete at age 10, she became the first woman to land a frontside 540 at the X Games and won an Olympic medal at age 13. Now she is sharing her passion for skateboarding with YOU!

Discover more about Sky’s story as she recounts how she got started in the sport and what it feels like to compete. Then find your own skateboarding magic as she shows you basic skills like choosing a stance, stopping, and dropping in.

When you’re ready, follow along with Sky’s step-by-step instructions for how to

  • Kick turn
  • Nose grab
  • Tail grab
  • Ollie
  • Frontside 180
  • . . . and more!


Fun-filled, graphic-novel inspired illustrations from Shaw Davidson bring Sky’s tips to life. It’s the perfect beginner’s skateboarding guide for kids.

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Sky Brown is a professional skateboarder and surfer born in Miyazaki, Japan. In 2021, she represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal at age twelve. Sky began skating and surfing at age two and quickly became a phenomenon when short videos of her gained millions of views on YouTube. Sky hopes to continue making history while inspiring young girls and women across the world to reach for their dreams and become unstoppable. The Life-Changing Magic of Skateboarding is her first book for children. Shaw Davidson is an illustrator living in Bristol, UK. She studied illustration at Falmouth University and later became a freelance illustrator specializing in children’s books. Her illustrations are often inspired by people, history, color and nature, and she enjoys using a mixture of traditional materials and digital techniques to create her work.

Product Details ISBN: 9781419773402
ISBN-10: 1419773402
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Life-Changing Magic