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Children's Nonfiction Sports & Recreation

Bobbie Rosenfeld

The Olympian Who Could Do Everything

by (author) Anne Dublin

Publisher
Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
Category
Sports & Recreation, General, Women
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896764825
    Publish Date
    Apr 2004
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926739090
    Publish Date
    Jan 2004
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 9 to 13

Description

Sportswriters agree that Bobbie Rosenfeld may be Canada’s greatest female athlete of the twentieth century. But her popularity was due to more than athletic brilliance; she was admired for her honesty and sense of fair play.

About the author

Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press – June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything – as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame series and the children’s historical fiction novel The Orphan Rescue.

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Awards

  • Winner, Frances and Samuel Stein Memorial Award in Children’s Literature
  • Winner, Canadian Jewish Book Award
  • Short-listed, Ontario Library Association Golden Oak Award for Adult Literacy
  • Winner, IODE Violet Downey Award
  • Winner, Norma Fleck Award for Children's Non-Fiction Honour Book
  • Commended, Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award

Editorial Reviews

In chronicling Rosenfeld’s life for today’s children, Dublin employs a tone and language which makes her story timeless.

Canadian Bookseller

An excellent choice and would be inspirational for both young men and women whether they are athletes or not.

Lane Education Service District Review Journal

Dublin provides a wealth of contextual detail about Canada and women in the early twentieth century.

Canadian Ethnic Studies

Dublin's laudatory text and many photographs will also help to keep the memory of this exceptional athlete alive.

Globe and Mail

A very enjoyable read about a woman whose humour, political savvy and inspiring athleticism should be known to students of all ages.

CM Magazine

Dublin not only tells the story of Bobbie Rosenfeld but provides an impressive history of Canadian women’s sports.

Association of Jewish Libraries

This book can be read by children nine and up, but will also be enjoyed by adult fans of sports, history, and biography.

Quill & Quire

This reads as much as a social history of Ontario as biography, with Rosenfeld—woman, Jew and athlete—as a rallying point.

Toronto Star

It is short, easy to read, but more importantly, is worth the time.

Community (Lousiville, KY)

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