NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN'T SIT STILL
"The story of Nadia Comaneci gets a treatment as energetic as the gymnast herself. . . . Sprightly watercolor illustrations are both strong and springy, capturing Nadia’s literal and metaphorical ups and downs as she works hard, fails, and picks herself up."—Booklist
El Paso Times: "This book is a winner of a sports story that both boys and girls will enjoy.... Highly, highly recommended for all collections. A real gem of a picture book biography."
"Gray debuts with a picture book biography of phenomenal Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, the star of the 1976 Olympic Games. . . . The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci’s childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil."—Publishers Weekly
Gym Gab: "this book is MAGICAL! The world is in need of more non-fiction picture books, and Karlin Gray has served the Gymnastics community well by providing our young acrobats with a poetic account of one of gymnastics’ greats!"
"Gray's narrative is as sprightly as a gymnast's back flips. . . . [A] respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements."—Kirkus Reviews
Celebrate Picture Books: "Gray’s lyrical language flows as smoothly as Nadia flew through the air and will land in readers’ hearts as a perfect 10."
"Young readers will be inspired to follow their dreams after reading this book."—Story Monsters Ink.
Books for Kids Blog: "this book is a perfect introduction to one of the Games' most popular sports and most beloved champions."
Imagination Soup: "Lovely....The illustrations make me want to move, they’re absolutely spot-on for this sweet, true story."
Politics & Prose, Staff Pick: "[an] inspiring story, one that will delight anyone who’s ever been asked, “Why can’t you just sit still?”
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