Full-color photos throughout Here is the real-life fairy-tale story of figure skating superstar Oksana Baiul, the sixteen-year-old Ukrainian orphan who stole the spotlight, the gold medal, and the hearts of millions at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Oksana, who overcame unbelievable tragedies and obstacles to achieve her dream, has fans of all ages and is a true heroine and role model for young girls. Between her numerous skating show tours, competitions, and television appearances, Oksana trains in Simsbury, Connecticut for the 1998 Olympics. Told by Oksana herself and filled with exquisite photographs--many of them never before seen--Oksana: My Own Story reveals both the fantasy princess and the very real teenager to readers for the first time.
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"There are pictures of Oksana and her family on almost every page which gives kids an idea of her lifestyle. The descriptions made me feel like I was in her skates ... Whether or not you are an Olympic fan, you will enjoy this book. I recommend it for all ages ..."
-- New York Newsday
Grade 3-6. The 1994 Olympic gold medal winner from the Ukraine talks about her short life while she tells about the demanding life of a figure skater. Her autobiography is written in chronological order with engaging descriptions of her feelings, fears, and joys. As Oksana grows from an innocent child to a sophisticated world performer, readers feel her tragedies and the excitement of her accomplishments. The influence of Viktor Petrenko, her mother, and her coach are described in her first-person, conversational narrative. Excellent quality, full-color and black-and-white photographs of the skater appear on every double-page spread, thus personalizing this charming and heartwarming story. The thick paper with images of snowflakes adds to the skating motif. A lively look at a ballerina on ice.?Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro
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Descripción Random House Books for Young Readers, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. illustrated edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0679883827
Descripción Random House Books for Young R, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110679883827