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

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

by Shana Corey

Illustrations by Edwin Fotheringham

First Release:

May 2009

ISBN: 9780439698351

As a child in early-twentieth-century Australia, Annette Kellerman dreamed of being a dancer, but her legs were so weak she could barely stand. To strengthen them, her father taught her to swim. Soon Annette was winning races, demonstrating diving skills at a local aquarium, and creating a new sport: "It wasn't quite ballet, and it wasn't quite swimming-it was water ballet!" To show girls around the world what they could do in the water, Annette and her father sailed to England, where Annette's daring swims of the Thames and the English Channel earned her the name "Mermaid Queen." Author's note. Historical background. Full-color digital media illustrations.

 
  • ISBN: 9780439698351
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Page Count: 48
    Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 12"
    Dewey Classification: 797.2/1092
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.7, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.7, Points: 2
    Lexile: Level: AD650L
    Awards & Honors: Amelia Bloomer List 2010; 2009 Booklilst Top 10 Sports Books for Youth
    Genre: Biography.
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