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Author Corey, Shana.
Title Mermaid Queen : the spectacular true story of Annette Kellerman, who swam her way to fame, fortune, & swimsuit history! / by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.
Imprint New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
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Location Call No. Status
 Ross School-Biography  B KEL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description [42] p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Summary 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.
Subject Kellerman, Annette, 1888-1975.
Swimmers -- Australia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women swimmers -- Australia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women social reformers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Fotheringham, Ed, ill.
ISBN 9780439698351 (hardcover)
0439698359 (hardcover)
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