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Breathing Not Required

By Michele Martin Bossley

$16.95 Hardback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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When eleven-year-old Gracie joins the synchronized swim team, she learns she has to work hard. But she loves synchro, and she's eager to succeed. She would do almost anything to be chosen for a solo.
Gracie's friend, Laura, loves synchro, too. But she's not going to kill herself over it. Shouldn't swimming be enjoyable? Laura doesn't care if she's chosen for a solo or not. If only Gracie would stop taking everything so seriously!
But Gracie can't change, and neither can Laura. Getting ready for the synchronized swimming meet proves a real challenge for the girls and their teammates -- in more ways than one. Lively and good humoured, Breathing Not Required is a novel about competition, jealousy, and the importance of friendship.

"A fun, fact-filled novel of synchronized swimming, friendship, jealousy, and family relations... A good sports novel for girls."

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"...a good read... It is fast-paced and interesting and readers will learn a lot about synchronized swimming."

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"A fun, fact-filled novel of synchronized swimming, friendship, jealousy, and family relations... A good sports novel for girls."

- CM

"...a good read... It is fast-paced and interesting and readers will learn a lot about synchronized swimming."

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"A fun, fact-filled novel of synchronized swimming, friendship, jealousy, and family relations... A good sports novel for girls."

- CM

"...a good read... It is fast-paced and interesting and readers will learn a lot about synchronized swimming."

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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: Hardback, 84 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9781550284751
Format: 7.75in x 5in

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.1.0.0
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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