Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm (Hardcover)

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By Sue Macy, Matt Collins (Illustrator)
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Description


On the morning of August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle stood in her bathing suit on the beach at Cape Gris-Nez, France, and faced the churning waves of the English Channel. Twenty-one miles across the perilous waterway, the English coastline beckoned. Lyrical text, stunning illustrations and fascinating back matter put the reader right alongside Ederle in her bid to be the first woman to swim the Channel--and contextualizes her record-smashing victory as a defining moment in sports history. Time line, bibliography, source notes.

About the Author


Sue Macy has written many critically acclaimed books about sports and fearless women. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey. Visit her at www.suemacy.com. Matt Collins has illustrated numerous books for children. His art has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Visit him at www.mattcollins.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823436651
ISBN-10: 0823436659
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English

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