The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

The True Story of An American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics

Book - 2015
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Tells the story of the University of Washingtons 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
Publisher: New York : Viking Childrens Books, [2015]
Edition: Young readers edition
ISBN: 9780451475923
Characteristics: xi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mone, Gregory


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Oct 19, 2015

A heartfelt, inspiring story of 9 determined boys who came from very different backgrounds. No one expected them to beat the well-off boys from the elite East-Coast teams. No one expected them to go to the Olympics and beat Germany's team and send Hitler off boiling in rage. But they did, and this book is about how they worked together to build a strong, hardworking team, and how they respected each other's differences to win gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. I rate this book 5 STARS!

Sep 18, 2015

I didn't realize when reading this that it was the adapted for Young Adults version. I cannot express how wonderful the story was. I'm curious to know what was edited out since the original book was twice as long. Although I did feel like I got through this quickly with a fast pace, I didn't feel like a lot of the story was left out. Highly recommend!


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Oct 19, 2015

junehan75 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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