Breathing Not Required

Breathing Not Required

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by Michele Martin Bossley
     
 

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When Gracie joins the synchronized swim team, she learns she has to work hard. She loves the sport, she's eager to succeed, and she'll do almost anything to be chosen to do a solo.

Gracie's friend Laura loves synchro too, but she's not going to kill herself over it. She thinks swimming should be fun. If only Gracie would stop taking everything so seriously.

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Overview

When Gracie joins the synchronized swim team, she learns she has to work hard. She loves the sport, she's eager to succeed, and she'll do almost anything to be chosen to do a solo.

Gracie's friend Laura loves synchro too, but she's not going to kill herself over it. She thinks swimming should be fun. If only Gracie would stop taking everything so seriously.

Lively and good humoured, this book is a novel about competition, jealousy, and the importance of friendship.

Michele Martin Bossley has competed as a swimmer and coached synchro. An author of several books for young readers, she works in the editorial department of a daily newspaper.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Children's Literature
"Breathing Not Required is a fast-paced and entertaining exploration of the destructive effects of excessive competitiveness. Recommended."
Calgary Herald
"Conceived as a comic novel, it retains a wonderful light touch while exploring issues of competitiveness, jealousy and the importance of friendship."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550284744
Publisher:
Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Lorimer Sports Stories Series, #4
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Michele Martin Bossley is the author of numerous novels for young people. A frequent speaker at writing conferences and schools, Michele divides her time between writing and parenting her four sons. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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