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Trudy's big swim : how Gertrude Ederle swam…

Trudy's big swim : how Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel and took… (edition 2017)

by Sue Macy, Matt Collins (Illustrator.)

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Tells the story of Gertrude Ederle's 1926 swim across the English Channel, describing how she overcame difficult environmental, physical, and cultural challenges to become the first woman to establish her historic record.
Title:Trudy's big swim : how Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel and took the world by storm
Authors:Sue Macy
Other authors:Matt Collins (Illustrator.)
Info:New York : Holiday House, [2017]
Collections:June 2017
Tags:Children's Nonfiction, Courage

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Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm by Sue Macy



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Gertrude Ederle, nicknamed Trudy, gave women hope all over the world by swimming the English Channel in 1926. She was the first woman to swim those 21 miles and she was the fastest doing it, too! With her coach and her family on the Alsace( the boat that followed), Trudy overcame a lot of hardship in the water to complete the feat and have the world cheer her name. ( )
  J.Peterson | Jan 16, 2020 |
The biography on Gertrude Ederle is about her accomplishment of swimming the English Channel. The book focuses on her life as an athlete and swimmer, mostly on her adventure in swimming across the whole English Channel. 1. Gertrude Ederle was only 20 years old when she swam across the English Channel and set the new world record. 2. Gertrude Ederle had previously set many swimming records and competed in the olympics. 3. When swimming across the English Channel Gertrude Ederle has a boat filled with her family and coach cheering her along the way, and she was not allowed to touch the boat or get on it at all during her swim. 4. Gertrude Ederle was 98 years old when she passed away. 5. Gertrude Ederle was completely deaf by age 22, and she made it her life career to teach deaf students to swim. ( )
  oleger | Jan 21, 2019 |
I think what Gertrude Ederle did was incredible, but I felt as if the book could've exaggerated it a bit more. Not in terms of the response of becoming the first woman and having the fastest time to cross the English Channel, but in how huge of a task it was. I felt like the book originally portrayed this event as a usual thing and that it didn't matter if she attempted it, unless of course she succeeded. I would've like to see more of the drive and determination in the book that she obviously had portrayed not necessarily better, but more present. ( )
  JasonCam1 | Jan 30, 2018 |
Author's notes are great - make sure you read those, too! ( )
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