Roy Apps - Ellie Simmonds - Hachette Children's Group

Ellie Simmonds

By Roy Apps
Illustrated by Chris King

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

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.

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.

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445122311
  • Publication date: 23 May 2013
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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