Who Is Katie Ledecky? (Who HQ Now) (Paperback)

Who Is Katie Ledecky? (Who HQ Now) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Laurie A. Conley (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Learn how a young girl who loved being in the water became one of the greatest Olympic swimmers of all time in this exciting addition to the Who HQ Now series featuring newsmakers and trending topics.

Katie Ledecky began swimming competitively at age six after watching her mother and brother in the pool. By age fifteen, she was setting records and winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. And with each year, Katie improved her skills and her times in the water! The Summer 2024 Olympics in Paris will be Katie's fourth, and the world will be watching.

With over seven Olympic gold medals, nineteen World Championship gold medals, and twenty-two overall medals at the World Aquatics Championships to her name, Katie has become the most decorated female swimmer in the world. Her charming spirit and impressive athletic skills have made Katie a popular role model for young swimmers, and everyone is eager to see what she achieves in the future.

About the Author


James Buckley Jr. has written more than 50 books for kids, including Who Was Jim Thorpe? and Who Was Pelé?

Laurie A. Conley is an illustrator who loves bringing scenes to life with both traditional and digital ink. She specializes in illustrating historical fiction and non-fiction books for kids, and also enjoys drawing whimsical haunted house portraits and other gently spooky art. Laurie earned a BFA from Syracuse University and has worked professionally for over 30 years. She and her husband live in Maryland with their youngest son in their long-time family home.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593752845
ISBN-10: 0593752848
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 56
Language: English
Series: Who HQ Now