|Feisty and fearless, Nadia Comaneci joined a gymnastics school at the age of six, and began training with Bela and Marta Karolyi in her native Romania. She worked hard, channeled her boundless energy, and overcame early defeats to become a world-class athlete. In 1976, at the age of fourteen, she received five medals and seven perfect scores at the Olympic games in Montreal. Exuberant ink, watercolor, and colored pencil illustrations, an afterword, a timeline, notes, and a bibliography make this well-researched picture book biography a perfect 10. mjw|
|Title: Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still
Author: Karlin Gray
Illustrator: Christine Davenier
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York
Original Language: English
Hardcover pages: 40
Age range: 6-9
Genre: Picture book biography
Book setting: Romania. Montreal, Canada
Author’s ethnicity: U.S.
Author’s residence: U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity: French
Illustrator’s residence: Paris, France
Subjects: Biography, Gymnastics, Olympics, Romania, Sports and recreation