America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
David A. Adler (Author) Terry Widener (Illustrator)
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DescriptionTrudy Ederle loved to swim, and she was determined to be the best. At seventeen Trudy won three medals at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. But what she planned to do next had never been done by a woman: She would swim across the English Channel in fourteen hours and set a world record.
June 01, 2005
11.0 X 9.06 X 0.13 inches | 0.36 pounds
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About the Author
DAVID ADLER has written more than a hundred books, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and Mama Played Baseball. He lives on Long Island, New York. TERRY WIDENER's work has been featured in Esquire, Harper's, Sports Illustrated, and on the cover of Time. He's also illustrated several books for children, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man. He lives in McKinney, Texas.
"Captures the highlights of Ederle's life in evocative images and telling details."--The New York Times Book Review