Michael Phelps: Anything is Possible!

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Children's Literature - Phyllis J. Perry
Written at third grade level with 100 or fewer words per two-page-spread, this biography opens with the exciting moment when Michael Phelps attempts to win a fifth gold medal in swimming events at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is part of a series of books about defining moments when great athletes become superstars. The story goes back to trace the development of this remarkable swimmer who as a young child was afraid to put his face under water. Diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at age nine, Phelps had a great deal of difficulty in being able to focus. With the help of his mother, he learned to concentrate his energy and to work some of it off in swimming. His speed as a swimmer soon earned him the nickname of the Baltimore Bullet. The book chronicles Phelps's life as he moves steadily forward from local and state events to national competitions. At age 15, he became the youngest swimmer to set a world record. Phelps continued his swimming career, and after winning eight gold medals in Beijing became recognized as one of the most remarkable Olympic athletes of all time. The book contains large, full-color photographs and includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and bibliography. There are also short, interest-catching fact boxes. Reviewer: Phyllis J. Perry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597168557
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Defining Moments Series: Super Athletes
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,128,244
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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