America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

Paperback | June 1, 2005

byDavid A. AdlerIllustratorTerry Widener

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Trudy Ederle loved to swim, and she was determined to be the best. At seventeen Trudy won three medals at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. But what she planned to do next had never been done by a woman: She would swim across the English Channel in fourteen hours and set a world record.

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Trudy Ederle loved to swim, and she was determined to be the best. At seventeen Trudy won three medals at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. But what she planned to do next had never been done by a woman: She would swim across the English Channel in fourteen hours and set a world record.

DAVID ADLER has written more than a hundred books, including Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man and Mama Played Baseball. He lives on Long Island, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.08 × 8.98 × 0.11 inPublished:June 1, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152052518

ISBN - 13:9780152052515

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Trudy wore a red bathing cap and a two-piece bathing suit and goggles that she and her sister had designed. To protect her from the icy water, Margaret coated Trudy with lanolin and heavy grease. The greasing took a long time--too long for Trudy. "For heaven's sake," she complained. "Let's get started."

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Captures the highlights of Ederle's life in evocative images and telling details." - The New York Times Book Review "