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Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still

Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still

Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still

Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still

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Overview

Nadia Comaneci was a feisty and fearless little girl who went from climbing trees in the forests of Romania to swinging into history at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she received an unprecedented seven perfect scores in gymnastics. But as readers will see in this first-ever illustrated picture book about Nadia’s journey to Olympic gold, the road from small-town girl to world-class athlete was full of many imperfect moments.
     Expert illustrations that capture the energy and fluidity of Nadia's exuberant gymnastic routines and referential back matter round out this inspirational story of determination and overcoming adversity. A perfect 10.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544319608
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 122,824
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

As a little girl, Karlin Gray loved gymnastics but she wasn't feisty, fearless, or focused like Nadia Comaneci. Karlin had no problem sitting still . . . daydreaming and, eventually, writing. After working several years in publishing, she sat down and wrote her first picture book, Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still. Karlin lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, and a very bouncy dog.

Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.   

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