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Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam… (original 2009; edition 2009)
by Shana Corey
Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History! by Shana Corey (2009)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439698359, Hardcover)
A fun, feel-good, "underdog" story about a little-known female athlete whose derring-do transformed girls' sports.
Are you brave enough to make a wave? If you love sports and people who aren't afraid to swim against the tide, Annette Kellerman and her freestyle approach to life will make your heart swell.
With strokes of genius, Shana Corey and Edwin Fotheringham pool their talents to create a winning portrait of a little-known athlete, performer, and fashion revolutionary who broke records (and rules!) and dazzled the world with her splashy pluck and courage.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:05 -0400)
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.
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