Ellie, or Eleanor, Simmonds, is a swimming legend - and she's only sixteen years old
- a multi-Paralympic champion. Read her story from her childhood up to when she
crossed the finish line at the London 2012 Paralympics.
It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short,
inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes
and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination
and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books
to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
This is Book 12 in the Edge: Dream to Win Series. See all Edge: Dream to Win books here.
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Roy Apps is the author of more than fifty children's books, including The Twitches, Fang Gang and How To Handle. He is the author of the highly successful Dream to Win series for Franklin Watts.
His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers' Guild Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a succes...
Grant Murray (AKA W. H. Mumfrey) is the author of The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook (Simon & Schuster, 2009) and the Official Underground 2012 Doomsday Survival Handbook (2010). This is his first book for children. When he isn't writing, Grant is a fine art photographer and outdoor adventurer. He lives in Tasmania, Australia; an island well placed to...More about Chris King