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Taking a Dive

By Michele Martin Bossley

$8.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Josie is afraid that her record-breaking swim in the 200-metre butterfly at the Alberta provincial championship was a fluke. As her Calgary swim team trains for a big meet she can't come anywhere near her best time, and sees her dreams of national and Olympic glory slipping away.

When she participates in her school's Athletic Challenge, however, she's forced to learn the meaning of "personal best" all over again. The insight she gains there spurs her on when she hits the water again.

Taking a Dive uses the exciting world of competitive swimming to explore the links between self-confidence and success.

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 1997

"A classic battle of the sexes and some interesting plot twists add excitement to the story... recommended."

- Steve Pitt Canadian Book Review Annual

"Girls are remembered in the Sports Stories series: Katie's Midnight Ride, Taking a Dive, and other titles for skaters, gymnasts and swimmers."

- Kathy Muldon Toronto Star

"Martin Bossley evokes the world of competitive swimming while exploring the links between self-confidence and success."

- Ken McGoogan Calgary Herald

MICHELE MARTIN BOSSLEY was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., but grew up in Calgary from the time she was five. She is the author of ten other children\s books including Taking a Dive runner-up for the R. Ross Annett Award in Children's Literature and The Perfect Gymnast nominated for the 1999 Manitoba Reader's Choice Award. One of her more recent books Pool Princess has been nominated for a Golden Eagle Children's Choice Award. Michele has been involved in both synchronized swimming and competitive swimming since her teens. She has also coached young swimmers and draws on much of that experience for her books.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 81 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9781550285727
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552777718
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.1.0.0
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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