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  • Published: 29 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9780143778639
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $45.00

Good Sports

A Storybook of Kiwi Sports Heroes

GOOD SPORTS is a powerful illustrated storybook celebrating Aotearoa’s sporting heroes.

Be inspired by this collection of true stories about 50 remarkable Kiwi sports heroes: people who have set goals, aimed high and achieved their dreams.
A real mixture of well-known and lesser-known stories, this book is about a diverse range of sportspeople (and one horse!) who have achieved against expectations and the odds, and paved the way for others to succeed too.
With sports ranging from tennis to triathlon, bodybuilding to basketball and freediving to football, find out how sportspeople including Portia Woodman, Kane Williamson, Lydia Ko, Dave Letele and Zoi Sadowski-Synott have overcome obstacles and followed their dreams.
GOOD SPORTS is the perfect book to accompany bestselling Go GIRL, OH BOY and KIA KAHA. Full of inspiration and bursting with energy, GOOD SPORTS is fascinating reading for New Zealanders of all ages who love sports, and who love good stories.
With exciting portraits by talented New Zealand artists, GOOD SPORTS is a book to curl up and pore over, before getting up to play, practice or try something new.
Feel the energy ... because YOU can achieve great things too!

  • Published: 29 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9780143778639
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $45.00

About the author

Stuart Lipshaw

Stuart Lipshaw is managing editor at New Zealand’s biggest publishing house, Penguin Random House NZ, and works with many of New Zealand’s finest writers to make incredible books.
Writing a book of his own was a lifetime dream come true – Oh Boy: A Storybook of Epic NZ Men published in October 2018 and was named a 2019 Storylines Notable Non-Fiction Book.
Stu lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife Bridget and their three energetic boys, Marcus, Eddie and Zach.

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Praise for Good Sports

The narrative is engaging and will hook in reluctant readers who may prefer nonfiction. With four pages of information and illustrations on each hero this is a perfect book to dip into for inspiration and encouragement to set goals, go hard and achieve your dreams.

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Notable Book Award

Awarded  •  2023  •  Storylines Notable Non-fiction

NZ Booklovers Award

Shortlisted  •  2024  •  NZ Booklovers Award

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2023 Storylines Notable Books List

The highest quality books in five genres published between August 2022 and November 2023.