The Life Changing Magic of Skateboarding

A Beginner's Guide with Olympic Medalist Sky Brown


A beginner’s guide to skateboarding, with secrets from world champion Sky Brown.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2024.

ISBN: 9781915569257 Category:

Sky Brown


Let me tell you a secret: skateboarding is magic.
I don’t mean you have to be a magician to do it.
In fact, anyone can skateboard.
I’m going to show you exactly how I do it, why I do it and what I love most about it.
So come with me…

Learn how Sky Brown, the youngest person to win a medal in skateboarding at the Olympics, fell in love with the sport. Then, she’ll share how to skateboard – from flip tricks and grab tricks to air tricks and slide tricks – and offers insider tips and sage advice for young fans around the world.

Packed with step-by-step skills and oozing with passion, these little handbooks are for any young reader who loves life.

This practical biographical handbook for readers 6+ features:
-A joy-filled introduction to the sport of skateboarding
-Words by world renowned skateboarding sensation, Sky Brown
-Step-by-step instructions
-Explanatory illustrations of basic and advanced skateboarding tricks

With fun-filled, engaging illustrations from Shaw Davidson, and in the words of Sky Brown herself, this is the perfect book to inspire children to find their life’s passion.

This book is in an exciting new series that celebrates the magic of life skills that bring joy, and the heroes who made them their passion.

More in the Series
The Life-changing Magic of Skateboarding is part of the Life-changing Magic series, beginner’s guides to skills that bring joy, written by real-life heroes who made them their passion. Complete the series with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley in The Life-changing Magic of Chess, world famous musician Nandi Bushell in The Life-changing Magic of Baking, and social media sensation baker Joy Wilson in The Life-changing Magic of Baking.

Additional information

Weight 406 g
Dimensions 22 x 28 cm
Publisher name Magic Cat Publishing
Publication date 10 April 2024
Number of pages 40
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Shaw Davidson
Dimensions 22 x 28 cm
Weight 406 g


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Sky Brown is a professional skateboarder and surfer from 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. This is her first book for children.

Shaw Davidson is an illustrator living in Bristol, UK. She studied BA Hons Illustration at Falmouth University and later became a freelance illustrator specialising in children's books. Her illustrations are often inspired by people, history, colour and nature, and she enjoys using a mixture of traditional materials and digital techniques to create her work.