Martina & Chrissie

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Martina & Chrissie
Written by Phil Bildner
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ISBN-13: 9781536205640
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Martina & Chrissie
The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

author: Phil Bildner
illustrator: Brett Helquist

Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert come from completely different places and play tennis in completely different ways. Chrissie is the all-American girl: practiced, poised, with perfect technique. Martina hails from Czechoslovakia, a Communist country, and her game is ruled by emotion. They both want to be the best. But as their intense rivalry grows, something else begins to swing into place, and a friendship forms that will outlast all their tennis victories. Phil Bildner and Brett Helquist tell the engaging true story of these two masters of the court as they win title after title — and, most importantly, the hearts of the fans.

“This spirited, engrossing story, containing an inspiring message and enough information for the fact-hungry, is a fantastic addition to all sports collections.” — Booklist (starred review)
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Paperback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 5/16" x 10 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Social Topics; Sports & Recreation; Biography & Autobiography;
author’s comments:
Phil Bildner has written many historical picture books, including Marvelous Cornelius and The Unforgettable Season. He lives with his husband in Newburgh, New York.
illustrator’s comments:
Brett Helquist has illustrated many books for children, including the Series of Unfortunate Events books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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