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Trudy's Big Swim
How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm
by Sue Macy
Matt Collins, Illustrator

Reinforced | 40 pages | 9 x 11 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823436651 | 02-28-2017

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10

Themes: Sports, Women's History, Perserverance, Biography, Gender Issues
Recommendations: A, H, K, PW

CCSS Codes:
W.3.1,2,4,7,8,10
SL.3.1,1c,1d,2,3,4,6
RF.3.3,3b,3c,3d,4,4a,4c
RI.3.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10
L.3.3,4,4a,4c,5,5a,5b,5c,6

About the Book

In this salute to female athleticism, author Sue Macy and illustrator Matt Collins team up once more to tell the captivating story of Gertrude Ederle's record-smashing swim across the English Channel.

On the morning of August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle stood in her bathing suit on the beach at Cape Gris-Nez, France, and faced the churning waves of the English Channel. Twenty-one miles across the perilous waterway, the English coastline beckoned.

Lyrical text, stunning illustrations and fascinating back matter put the reader right alongside Ederle in her bid to be the first woman to swim the Channelâ€"and contextualizes her record-smashing victory as a defining moment in sports history.

Time line, bibliography, and source notes are included.


★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★

"A pleasant balance of storytelling and factual information [with] stunning double-page scenes and mixed-media illustrations."â€"Booklist



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Sue Macy

Educators' Guide
TRUDY'S BIG SWIM: HOW GERTRUDE EDERLE SWAM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL AND TOOK THE WORLD BY STORM
An educator's guide featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.