- Mad About: Gymnastics - Hachette Children's Group

Mad About: Gymnastics

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  • £8.99

All you need to know about your favourite sports and hobbies.
Biographical Notes

Judith Heneghan is an award winning author of non-fiction for children and is the Programme Leader of the MA in Writing for Children at the University of Winchester.

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  • ISBN: 9780750294591
  • Publication date: 28 Jul 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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