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Mermaid Queen : The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune &

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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

PW Best Children's Books

Booklist Editors Choice

Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award

Children's Literature Choice List for 2001

2001 Orbis Pictus Recommended Books

PLAYERS IN PIGTAILS

ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Book

2003 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Inc.

2005-2006 Kansas City Award

MILLY AND THE MACY'S PARADE

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Books Award

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
Format: Library
Publisher: Scholastic
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Shana Corey
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2009
TCIN: 11824961
UPC: 9780439698351
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-4969

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