Mermaid Queen

Mermaid Queen

The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune, & Swimsuit History!

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
As a child growing up in Australia, Annette Kellerman was a frail ugly duckling who dreamed of becoming a graceful ballerina. With courage and determination, she confronted a crippling illness to become an internationally known record-setting athlete who revolutionized the sport of swimming for women, a movie star who invented water ballet, and a fashion revolutionary who modernized the swimsuit.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780439698351
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fotheringham, Ed


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Nov 28, 2018

Great book! I loved Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid, and I loved learning about Kellerman when I was a kid! This book is a great intro!

LookSeeTry Jan 28, 2014

This is a lot of information in this book that encourages a reader to dig a little deeper. There is a simple timeline of bathing suit styles, an opportunity to compare responses in Europe versus the United States and a good jumping off point for a discussion about perseverance, innovation and hard work.
The title made it very appealing to my 1st grade girl but it is a story that could appeal to all sexes I think.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
LookSeeTry Jan 28, 2014

LookSeeTry thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 14


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top