The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still
Expert illustrations that capture the energy and fluidity of Nadia's exuberant gymnastic routines and referential back matter round out this inspirational story of determination and overcoming adversity. A perfect 10.
Praise For Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still…
2017 ILA-CBC Children's Choice List "Karlin Gray did an amazing job with this book."—Nadia Comaneci "Sprightly watercolor illustrations are both strong and springy, capturing Nadia’s literal and metaphorical ups and downs as she works hard, fails, and picks herself up." —Booklist "As a sports biography, and a story of a positive female role model, this book is a perfect 10 for any library!" —School Library Connection "Based on the popularity of gymnastics in the United States and this year’s upcoming summer Olympics, this book will find a ready audience." —School Library Journal "The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci’s childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil." —Publishers Weekly "Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements." —Kirkus —
Clarion Books, 9780544319608, 40pp.
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
About the Author
Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.