Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still - Karlin Gray, Christine Davenier

Usually, saying a child can’t sit still isn’t meant as a compliment. In the case of Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99), however, the boundless energy that got Nadia Comaneci into scrapes as a small child also powered her rise to fame as a gymnast. In 1976, not only did she win five Olympic medals; she also received seven perfect scores. Karlin Gray chronicles the often bumpy, but never boring path that let Nadia from her childhood in a small Romanian village to the cover of TIME, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated (all in the same week!). Christine Davenier’s illustrations embody the movement at the heart of this inspiring story, one that will delight anyone who’s ever been asked, “Why can’t you just sit still?” Ages 6-9.

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By Karlin Gray, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544319608
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2016

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