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In this first-ever illustrated picture book biography of the famous gymnast Nadia, debut author Karlin Gray traces Nadia Comaneci's journey from a small-town Romanian girl who did cartwheels in the schoolyard to five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the most talented and respected athletes in the world.

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"As a sports biography, and a story of a positive female role model, this book is a perfect 10 for any library!" School Library Connection"Based on the popularity of gymnastics in the United States and this year s upcoming summer Olympics, this book will find a ready audience." School Library Journal "The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci s childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil." Publishers Weekly "Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements." Kirkus" 2017 ILA-CBC Children's Choice List "Karlin Gray did an amazing job with this book."--Nadia Comaneci "Sprightly watercolor illustrations are both strong and springy, capturing Nadia's literal and metaphorical ups and downs as she works hard, fails, and picks herself up." --Booklist "As a sports biography, and a story of a positive female role model, this book is a perfect 10 for any library!" --School Library Connection "Based on the popularity of gymnastics in the United States and this year's upcoming summer Olympics, this book will find a ready audience." --School Library Journal "The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci's childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil." --Publishers Weekly "Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements." --Kirkus "Karlin Gray did an amazing job with this book."--Nadia Comaneci "Sprightly watercolor illustrations are both strong and springy, capturing Nadia's literal and metaphorical ups and downs as she works hard, fails, and picks herself up." --Booklist "As a sports biography, and a story of a positive female role model, this book is a perfect 10 for any library!" --School Library Connection "Based on the popularity of gymnastics in the United States and this year's upcoming summer Olympics, this book will find a ready audience." --School Library Journal "The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci's childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil." --Publishers Weekly "Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements." --Kirkus "Sprightly watercolor illustrations are both strong and springy, capturing Nadia's literal and metaphorical ups and downs as she works hard, fails, and picks herself up." --Booklist "As a sports biography, and a story of a positive female role model, this book is a perfect 10 for any library!" --School Library Connection "Based on the popularity of gymnastics in the United States and this year's upcoming summer Olympics, this book will find a ready audience." --School Library Journal "The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci's childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil." --Publishers Weekly "Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements." --Kirkus

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