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The Olympian Who Could Do Everything
Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 152
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Jan/2004
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Sportswriters agree that Bobbie Rosenfeld may be Canada’s greatest female athlete of the twentieth century. But her popularity was due to more than athletic brilliance; she was admired for her honesty and sense of fair play.

Carol-Anne Hoyte, Canadian Bookseller
"Rosenfeld, an exceptional individual who embodied humour, perseverance, and a sense of fairness and equality, achieved her accomplishments several decades ago. In chronicling Rosenfeldís life for todayís children, Dublin employs a tone and language which makes her story timeless. "
Globe and Mail
Dublin's laudatory text and many photographs will also help to keep the memory of this exceptional athlete alive.
Association of Jewish Libraries
Dublin not only tells the story of Bobbie Rosenfeld but provides an impressive history of Canadian women’s sports.
Toronto Star
This reads as much as a social history of Ontario as biography, with Rosenfeld—woman, Jew and athlete—as a rallying point.
Canadian Ethnic Studies
Dublin provides a wealth of contextual detail about Canada and women in the early twentieth century.
CM Magazine
A very enjoyable read about a woman whose humour, political savvy and inspiring athleticism should be known to students of all ages.
Community (Lousiville, KY)
It is short, easy to read, but more importantly, is worth the time.
Lane Education Service District Review Journal
An excellent choice and would be inspirational for both young men and women whether they are athletes or not.
Quill & Quire
This book can be read by children nine and up, but will also be enjoyed by adult fans of sports, history, and biography.

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Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award  | 2004 | Commended
Canadian Jewish Book Award  | 2005 | Winner
Frances and Samuel Stein Memorial Award in Children’s Literature  | 2005 | Winner
IODE Violet Downey Award  | 2005 | Winner
Ontario Library Association Golden Oak Award for Adult Literacy  | 2005 | Short-listed
Norma Fleck Award for Children's Non-Fiction Honour Book  | 2004 | Winner

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