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Berlin Olympics: Olympic Swimmer is the fiftieth book in Scholastic UK's My Story. It was written by Vince Cross; his third in the series with a female protagonist. The book was published on April 5, 2012. It was republished with new cover art on January 2, 2020. The book was followed by Sue Reid's Lady Jane Grey.

Dedication[]

"For the students and staff of the North London Collegiate School.
With thanks to Wendy Coles and the Amateur Swimming Association for their assistance.
"

Book description[]

"In 1936, Eleanor Rhys Davies is growing up in a changing world. She and her best friend, Sarah, are determined to compete in the national swimming team for the 1936 Olympics. Their dream comes true when both are selected. But the host city is Hitler's Berlin and Sarah is Jewish. Eleanor witnesses the Nazi's hostility to Jews and hears the distant murmurings that will erupt into WWII."

""You might just have a future... The both of you. Olympics next year. Y'never know..."
It's 1935 and Eleanor and her best friend, Sarah, are determined to compete in the national swimming team for the 1936 Olympics. Their dream comes true when both are selected. But the host city is Hitler's Berlin and Sarah is Jewish.
Eleanor witnesses the Nazi's hostility to Jews and hears the distant murmurings that will erupt into WWII.
"

Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Berlin Olympics characters

Author[]

Main article: Vince Cross

Editions[]

Notes[]

  • Richard Jones illustrated the cover of the first edition of Berlin Olympics.
  • The cover of the second edition was illustrated by Euan Cook.[5]
  • The book was published to celebrate the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[6]

References[]

See also[]

Resources:
File:Berlin Olympics Book Talk.pdf


My Story
Original

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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