America's Champion Swimmer (Paperback)

Gertrude Ederle

By David A. Adler, Terry Widener (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152052515, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (6/1/2005)
Hardcover (3/1/2000)

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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 the Author

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. 

Praise For America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

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