Series Foreword by Julie Foudy, Member U.S. Women's World Cup-Winning Soccer Team,
series Introduction by Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Track & Field Superstar and Sports Illustrated for Women's Athlete of the Century.
Jenny Thompson grew up in a working class New England coastal town with a
single mom and three older brothers. As her family struggled to make ends
meet, Jenny found a bounty of good fortune and success in the swimming pool.
The family folklore maintains that Jenny could swim well before she could
walk. This water baby went on to win five Olympic Gold medals as the fastest
female swimmer in the world. Jenny had to deal with some hardships,
including wearing a brace for scoliosis and being teased about being so tall
and strong. And she did it with her constant positive outlook and rugged
determination to succeed. This story lets the young reader know that being
competitive is okay for girls and that dreams really do come true.
- ISBN-13: 9781930546387
- ISBN-10: 1930546386
- Publisher: Wish Publishing
- Publish Date: April 2001
- Page Count: 160
- Dimensions: 8.68 x 5.58 x 0.38 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds
Series: Anything You Can Do #1