America's Champion Swimmer by David A. Adler
Gertrude Ederle

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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.
 

About David A. Adler

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David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book. Terry Widener is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man" (a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book) and "The Babe & I" (a recipient of the California Young Reader Medal), both by David A. Adler, and "Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings" (a Junior Library Guild Selection) by Deborah Hopkinson. Mr. Widener lives with his family in McKinney, Texas.
 
Published June 1, 2005 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In 1925, Trudy made her first, albeit unsuccessful, attempt to swim the English Channel and in 1926, on her second attempt, she became the first woman to successfully swim the 20-odd mile body of water.

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"Text and art offer a compelling, in-depth account of the adult Ederle's crossing of the English Channel," said PW . "Kids will dive right in.

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The team behind The Babe & I and Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man here abandons the baseball field for the chilly, choppy waters of the English Channel, which Ederle swam across in 1926. The first woman t

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"Text and art offer a compelling, in-depth account of the adult Ederle's crossing of the English Channel," said PW .

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The team behind The Babe & I and Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man here abandons the baseball field for the chilly, choppy waters of the English Channel, which Ederle swam across in 1926.

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