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As Fast As I Can

Penny Tangey

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Queensland Univ. Press
26 March 2020
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA)
One girl. One dream. A few hurdles.

Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn't found a sport she's any good at yet. But everyone says if you work hard enough you can achieve anything, right? So when Vivian discovers she has a talent for cross country running, finally, her Olympic dream might actually come true.

But then a family illness is uncovered and all of Vivian's plans begin to unravel. Can she keep her dream alive? Or will she be stopped in her tracks?

A funny, heartfelt novel about resilience, acceptance and dreaming big.
By:   Penny Tangey
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   242g
ISBN:   9780702262814
ISBN 10:   0702262811
Publication Date:   26 March 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Penny Tangey writes humorous books for young people. Her most recent book, Stay Well Soon, was shortlisted for the New South Wales and Western Australian Premier's awards and the Readings Children's Book Prize. Penny studied Arts/Science at Melbourne University majoring in Chemistry and Indonesian. While at university Penny performed stand-up comedy, including in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Penny now works as a researcher for television quiz shows Hard Quiz and The Chase, but is still terrible at trivia.

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