The Story of Olympic Diver Sammy Lee

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Product Details

Price
$9.94
Publisher
Lee & Low Books
Publish Date
Pages
80
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.2 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781643790145

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About the Author

PAULA YOO is an author and screenwriter whose children's books for Lee & Low include Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds, Shining Star, and several titles in the Confetti Kids series. Her titles have been recognized by the International Reading Association, the Texas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist, and Lee & Low's New Voices Award. She and her husband live in Los Angeles, California, where she works in television. You can visit her online at paulayoo.com.

DOM LEE made his picture-book debut with Baseball Saved Us. He grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and went on to illustrate books in both the United States and Korea. His titles for Lee & Low include Ken Mochizuki's Passage to Freedom and Heroes, as well as the award-winning Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds. Lee's unique illustration style involves applying encaustic beeswax on paper, then scratching out images, and finally coloring the images with oil paint. Lee and his wife live in Hollis, New York.

Reviews

Praise for Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story

* Handsomely illustrated and compassionately written without sentimentality, this picture book biography exemplifies what this genre should be: humanizing and meaningful. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* ...an excellent read-aloud for younger children or a read-alone for confident older ones. -- Booklist, starred review