Trudy's big swim : how Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel and took the world by storm
by Macy, Sue,
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 11 copies|
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.
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-- 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
36 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-35).