Mermaid Queen

Mermaid Queen

The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune, & Swimsuit History!

Book - 2009
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As a child growing up in Australia, Annette Kellerman was a frail ugly duckling who dreamed of becoming a graceful ballerina. With courage and determination, she confronted a crippling illness to become an internationally known record-setting athlete who revolutionized the sport of swimming for women, a movie star who invented water ballet, and a fashion revolutionary who modernized the swimsuit.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439698351
0439698359
Branch Call Number: j 797.21092 K29c 2009 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Fotheringham, Ed - Illustrator

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The title almost says it all. From a girl with braces on her legs to a woman who scandalized the world with her bare legs, Annette's story is spectacular!


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LookSeeTry Jan 28, 2014

This is a lot of information in this book that encourages a reader to dig a little deeper. There is a simple timeline of bathing suit styles, an opportunity to compare responses in Europe versus the United States and a good jumping off point for a discussion about perseverance, innovation and hard work.
The title made it very appealing to my 1st grade girl but it is a story that could appeal to all sexes I think.

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