As a child growing up in Australia, Annette Kellerman was a frail ugly duckling who dreamed of becoming a graceful ballerina. With pluck and courage, she confronted a crippling illness -- and countless naysayers -- to become an internationally known record-setting athlete who revolutioned the sport of swimming for women, a movie star who invented water ballet, and a fashion revolutionary who modernized the swimsuit. Wow, thanks, Annette!
YOU FORGOT YOUR SKIRT, AMELIA BLOOMER
2000 PW Flying Start Award
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Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award
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2001 Orbis Pictus Recommended Books
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2003 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Inc.
2005-2006 Kansas City Award
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Despite the hardships of her formative years, Annette Kellerman didn't let them stop her from achieving her dreams, as she went on to become a record-setting swimmer, the inventor of water ballet, and a fashion legend who changed the design of the swimsuit forever.
Number of Pages: 42.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Girls + Women, Sports + Recreation / Water Sports
Series Title: Mermaid Queen
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Shana Corey
Street Date: April 1, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-4969