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Fast Lane to Victory : The Story of Jenny Thompson
by Doreen L. Greenberg and Michael Greenberg and Phil Velikan


Overview - The Anything You Can Do series is unprecedented in its concept of offering real stories of new heroes to young girls. The premise of the series is to profile a variety of young athletes, from a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, geographical and family backgrounds who have grown up to achieve excellence in Olympic and professional sports.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Anything You Can Do series is unprecedented in its concept of offering real stories of new heroes to young girls. The premise of the series is to profile a variety of young athletes, from a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, geographical and family backgrounds who have grown up to achieve excellence in Olympic and professional sports.

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.

 
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  • 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

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Sports - General
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