America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler, Terry Widener

Trudy 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.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152052515

  • ISBN-10: 0152052518

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 06/01/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 580L

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Author

David A. Adler

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. 
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Terry Widener

TERRY WIDENER is part of the award-winning, author-illustrator team behind five other sports picture books, including America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, a Child Magaizine Best Book of the Year; Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; The Babe and I, an ABA's Pick of the List. Terry Widener lives in McKinney, Texas.
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  • reviews

    "Captures the highlights of Ederle's life in evocative images and telling details."--The New York Times Book Review

  • excerpts

    Trudy wore a red bathing cap and a two-piece bathing suit and goggles that she and her sister had designed. To protect her from the icy water, Margaret coated Trudy with lanolin and heavy grease. The greasing took a long time--too long for Trudy. "For heaven's sake," she complained. "Let's get started."

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152052515

  • ISBN-10: 0152052518

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 06/01/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 580L

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