Trudy's big swim : how Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel and took the world by storm

by Macy, Sue,

Format: Print Book 2017
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "England or drown is my motto. That's the statement 19-year-old Gertrude (Trudy) Ederle gives reporters the day before she swims the almost 21-mile stretch from France to England via the English Channel. The New York Times calls Trudy the greatest freestyle swimmer of her sex ever developed. Quite an honorable compliment for a young woman during a time when female athletes were finally starting to make headlines on the sports page. Trudy's well-deserved accolades go beyond gender recognition as she successfully traverses the channel faster than anyone man or woman. Highlighting dramatic moments in Trudy's epic August 1926 performance, Macy's riveting narrative is a pleasant balance of storytelling and factual information. Collins brings the story to life with his stunning double-page scenes and mixed-media illustrations, capturing the highs and lows of her daring journey across the English Channel. Facial close-ups reveal dramatic moments of Trudy's persistence in tackling the channel's notorious weather changes. Time lines, resources, an afterword, and a special author's note on corrected factual information bring this thorough work of nonfiction to close.--Lock, Anita Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Macy and Collins, the duo behind 2011's Basketball Belles, pay lively tribute to another feat of female athleticism: American swimmer Gertrude Ederle's record-setting 1926 swim across the English Channel: "Two hundred people had tried to swim the Channel before. Only five men had made it, and none on their first try." Collins's aggressive mixed-media artwork is well-suited to the tension and physicality of Ederle's swim; in one especially cinematic scene, she's shown surging through cold, choppy water filled with jellyfish and driftwood, a look of determination evident beneath her red swimming cap and goggles. An afterword dives deeper into Ederle's story; in a fitting coda, Collins ends with a vignette of the happily exhausted swimmer lounging in a bubble bath at her hotel in Dover, following her victorious arrival on the English shore. Ages 6-10. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Ederle, Gertrude, -- 1906-2003 -- Juvenile literature.
Ederle, Gertrude, -- 1906-2003.
Swimmers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women swimmers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Holiday House,2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Collins, Matt, illustrator.
Language English
Description 36 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-35).
ISBN 9780823436651
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