Ellie Simmonds: EDGE: Dream to Win [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ellie, or Eleanor, Simmonds, is a swimming legend - and she's only sixteen years old - a multi-Paralympic champion. Read her story from her childhood up to when she crossed the finish line at the London 2012 Paralympics. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level ...
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Ellie Simmonds: EDGE: Dream to Win

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Overview

Ellie, or Eleanor, Simmonds, is a swimming legend - and she's only sixteen years old - a multi-Paralympic champion. Read her story from her childhood up to when she crossed the finish line at the London 2012 Paralympics. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781445122328
  • Publisher: Hachette Children
  • Publication date: 5/23/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,293,338
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Roy Apps is the author of fifty children's books, including The Twitches, Time Spinner and the hugely popular How To Handle series for Scholastic. Most recently he has written The Fang Gang series for Bloomsbury and the Crime Files series for Franklin Watts. His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers' Guild Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful musical. Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children's TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang. Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.
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