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Nadia - by Karlin Gray (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • 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.
  • 6-9 Years
  • 11.1" x 9.3" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography

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About the Book



In this first-ever illustrated picture book biography of the famous gymnast Nadia, debut author Karlin Gray traces Nadia Comaneci's journey from a small-town Romanian girl who did cartwheels in the schoolyard to five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the most talented and respected athletes in the world.



Book Synopsis



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.



Review Quotes




2017 ILA-CBC Children's Choice List "Karlin Gray did an amazing job with this book."--Nadia Comaneci "Sprightly watercolor illustrations are both strong and springy, capturing Nadia's literal and metaphorical ups and downs as she works hard, fails, and picks herself up." --Booklist "As a sports biography, and a story of a positive female role model, this book is a perfect 10 for any library!" --School Library Connection "Based on the popularity of gymnastics in the United States and this year's upcoming summer Olympics, this book will find a ready audience." --School Library Journal "The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci's childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil." --Publishers Weekly "Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements." --Kirkus --




About the Author



Karlin Gray is a former promotions manager at HarperCollins and a SCBWI member. Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still is her debut book.

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

Dimensions (Overall): 11.1 Inches (H) x 9.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 6-9 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Karlin Gray
Language: English
Street Date: June 7, 2016
TCIN: 51154077
UPC: 9780544319608
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-4470
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 9.3 inches width x 11.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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