Shannon Miller: My Child, My Hero by Claudia MillerShannon Miller: My Child, My Hero by Claudia Miller

Shannon Miller: My Child, My Hero

byClaudia MillerForeword byShannon Miller

Hardcover | April 15, 1999

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Shannon Miller has truly lived the American Dream-its drama and disappointment, its hope and joy. Written by her mother, this profusely illustrated story of Shannon?s journey to Olympic fame is also the portrait of a family working together to help a child achieve a difficult, challenging goal.

The ultimate thrill for an athlete is to stand on a podium and, with the world as witness, to accept an Olympic medal. In Shannon Miller: My Child, My Hero, Claudia Miller helps us understand the dedication and hard work preceding that moment of Olympic glory. Claudia presents intimate details of Shannon?s life, her triumphs and her crushing defeats. She also shares the ways she and her husband, Ron, handled both the tears and the happiness, as well as how they dealt with Shannon?s siblings, Tessa and Troy, and her teachers and coaches.

We journey with the Miller family through Shannon?s training and achievements, struggles and injuries, to her dramatic comeback. In the 1992 Olympics, she won five medals. An in 1996, despite media declarations that she was no longer competitive, Shannon performed brilliantly-leading the women?s gymnastics team to first place and winning a gold medal for her performance on the balance beam.

Claudia Miller, who has been a gymnastics judge and coach, is Vice President of Operations and Marketing for First National Bank of Edmond, Oklahoma. This loving portrait of her daughter is her first book.
Title:Shannon Miller: My Child, My HeroFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.92 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.25 × 0.92 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:University of Oklahoma PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0806131101

ISBN - 13:9780806131108


From Our Editors

The athlete stands on the podium; the medal gleams. The anthem begins to play; the flag is raised. This is the crowning achievement of Olympic glory. Shannon Miller tells the behind-the-scenes story of America’s most decorated gymnast, as told by her mother, Claudia Miller. This book presents the family behind the athlete, the endless hours of training and dedication, the triumphs and the devastating injuries. Claudia Miller talks about how she and husband Ron handled these issues, while raising two other children. Through this loving portrait of Shannon Miller, her mother reminds us there is a hero inside every child.