Sasha's own story -- on and off the ice
Champion figure skater Sasha Cohen captured the world's attention with her exquisite spiral and outstanding layback spin at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Today she is the reigning queen of winter's most competitive sport and the most serious contender for the gold medal in 2006. For the first time, Sasha tells her amazing story, in her own words, including:
This is the official autobiography of the world's most captivating skater, on and off the ice.
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Sasha Cohen is an unbelievably charming, gifted skater, and she is the early favorite to win the Gold Medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy. She placed fourth at the 2002 Games, and has since improved her skating, trained with new coaches, worked as a professional model, and taken the world by storm!
Photographer Kathy Goedeken has been photographing skaters for over nine years. She has been published in the periodicals "Sports Illustrated for Kids", "Sports Illustrated for Women", as well as several skating magazines. Her photos appear in Scholastic’s 1997 "Michelle Kwan: Heart of a Champion", Simon and Schuster’s 1997 "Boitano’s Edge", Lerner Publications’ 1998 "Michelle Kwan: Champion on Ice", Scholastic’s 1998 "Michelle Kwan Scrapbook", and has photographed all of the covers for Hyperion Book’s 2000 series Michelle Kwan Presents Skating Dreams.
Ms. Goedeken’s photographs have appeared in numerous figure skating programs. Her TV credits include “Ice Skating on E!” and “Scott Hamilton on E!”.
Amanda Maciel has worked in book publishing since graduating from Mount Holyoke College and is currently an executive editor of children’s books. She spends her free time writing, running, and helping raise her young son with her husband and their cat in Brooklyn, New York. Tease is her first novel.From Booklist:
Gr. 4-6. Although Cohen hasn't yet earned a medal at an Olympics, the lissome 21-year-old's teen-idol looks and charisma, and her strong position going into the 2006 Winter Games, will be enough to draw readers to her autobiography. Writing with Maciel, Cohen tells of her switch at age seven from gymnastics to ice skating, the sport in which she leapt to fame at the 1999 Nationals. Her subsequent struggles with injury, nerves, and finding the right costumes and coaches dominate the book's latter half. Nonskaters may be perplexed by shoptalk ("working on her edges and slides"), and the somewhat emotionless postmortems of each competition eventually begin to run together. But there are enough girl-next-door details, such as the skater's adoration of ice cream and cats, to propel interested readers through passages that lack Zamboni polish, and children training seriously in any sport will appreciate the honest descriptions of athletic highs and lows: "When you fall on the ice, it's like everything inside of you falls too." Jennifer Mattson
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060724900
Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060724900