EDGE: Sporting Heroes: Serena Williams

Hardback

Main Details

Title EDGE: Sporting Heroes: Serena Williams
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Roy Apps
SeriesEDGE: Sporting Heroes
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:48
Dimensions(mm): Height 204,Width 134
CategoriesTrue stories
Sports and Outdoor Recreation
ISBN 9781445153384
ClassificationsDewey:796.342092
Audience
Children's (6-12)
Edition Illustrated edition

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Franklin Watts Ltd
Publication Date 28 March 2017
NZ Release Date 28 March 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the 'smash-hit' story of tennis star Serena Williams and her rise through the rankings to become multiple Grand Slam winner and Olympic gold medalist. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Author Biography

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 successful musical. Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children's TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang. Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.