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  • Published: 12 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780823441891
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $14.99

Trudy's Big Swim

How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm


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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 Channel—and contextualizes her record-smashing victory as a defining moment in sports history. Time line, bibliography, source notes.

  • Pub date: 12 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780823441891
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Sue Macy

SUE MACY is the author of FREEZE FRAME and SWIFTER, HIGHER, STRONGER, which received starred review from School Library Journal and Booklist. She lives in Englewood, NJ.

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