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Swimming with Sharks

Gym Shorts

Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley

Roaring Brook Press

DOES RITA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SWIM WITH THE SHARKS?

Rita’s times aren’t good enough to swim with the Sharks—the team where all her friends compete. At first she’s determined to improve, but is Rita ready to attempt complicated flip turns? Or is there another way for Rita to join the Sharks? Early readers will eagerly dive into this latest book in the GYM SHORTS series—sure to make a splash with new readers.

Swimming with Sharks is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Swimming with Sharks
1YOU'RE A DOLPHIN!The worst day of Rita's life was the day she became a dolphin.A day like that should have been stamped with a warning label:BEWARE!TODAY WILL BE BADBut, there had been no warning. None.Rita had popped out of bed. She couldn't wait to put on her brand-new warm-up suit--the purple one with ruffles. She couldn't stop smiling. She was one hundred percent ready to try out for the swim team!Even after Rita got to the pool, there was still no warning. It felt like a good day.Rita did a perfect racing dive. She loved how the water felt as her body sliced through
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley

  • BETTY HICKS is the author of the GYM SHORTS series— action-filled sports stories that pack the energy of the gym into short novels for kids new to reading. Betty Hicks lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    ADAM McCAULEY is the illustrator of several successful fiction series including the TIME WARP TRIO and the WAYSIDE SCHOOL books. He lives in San Francisco, California

  • Betty Hicks
  • Adam McCauley
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Swimming with Sharks

Gym Shorts

Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
  • e-Book

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Roaring Brook Press

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