Nadia by Karlin Gray, Christine Davenier


Nadia by Karlin Gray, Christine Davenier

Nadia Comaneci was a feisty and fearless little girl who went from climbing trees in the forests of Romania to swinging into history at the 1976 Olympic Games, where she received an unprecedented seven perfect scores in gymnastics. But as readers will see in this first-ever illustrated picture book about Nadia's journey to Olympic gold, the road from small-town girl to world-class athlete was full of many imperfect moments. Expert illustrations that capture the energy and fluidity of Nadia's exuberant gymnastic routines and referential back matter round out this inspirational story of determination and overcoming adversity. A perfect 10.


Sprightly watercolor illustrations are both strong and springy, capturing Nadia s literal and metaphorical ups and downs as she works hard, fails, and picks herself up. Booklist As a sports biography, and a story of a positive female role model, this book is a perfect 10 for any library! School Library Connection Based on the popularity of gymnastics in the United States and this year s upcoming summer Olympics, this book will find a ready audience. School Library Journal The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci s childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil. Publishers Weekly Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements. Kirkus

About the Author

Other Formats

Book Info


40 pages


Karlin Gray, Christine Davenier
More books by Karlin Gray, Christine Davenier


Publication date

13th June 2016



We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Lovereading 4 schools