Missy Franklin (Paperback)

Swimming Sensation: Y Not Girl Volume 3

By Christine Dzidrums

Creative Media Publishing, 9781938438233, 72pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2013

List Price: 6.99*
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Description

The world fell in love with U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin at the 2012 London Olympics. Winning four gold medals and one bronze, the 17-year-old gained fans for her amazing athletic skills, remarkable sportsmanship and a genuinely warm personality. Referring to the water as her second home, the beloved athlete began swimming recreationally at just two months of age. By the age of seven, the youngster seemed destined for stardom, dominating local swim meets with her textbook stroke techniques and lightning-quick speed. By the time she reached high school, the teenager was a world and Olympic champion, all the while remaining a At kid who simply loves to swim. A children's biography, Missy Franklin: Swimming Sensation narrates the Colorado native's transformation from a talented toddler to queen of the pool. Who says nice girls finish last? Missy is swimming's biggest female star.


About the Author

Christine Dzidrums holds a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She has written biographies on many inspiring women: Joannie Rochette, Yuna Kim, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, The Fierce Five, Gabby Douglas, Sutton Foster, Kelly Clarkson, Idina Menzel and Missy Franklin. Christine's first novel, Cutters Don't Cry, won a Moonbeam Children's Book Award, as did her biography on Miss Douglas. She wrote the tween book Fair Youth and the beginning reader books, Timmy and the Baseball Birthday Party, Timmy Adopts a Girl Dog, Future Presidents Club and Princess Dessabelle Makes a Friend.