counter create hit Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles

Availability: Ready to download

A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar. Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard. When she was six years old, Simone's family took shape in a differen A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar. Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard. When she was six years old, Simone's family took shape in a different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie Biles adopted Simone and her sister Adria. Ron and Nellie became their parents. Simone was also introduced to gymnastics that same year, launching a lifelong passion fueled by remarkable talent, sacrifice, and the undying support of her family. From her athletic early childhood to the height of her success as an Olympic champion, Flying High is the story of the world's greatest gymnast from author Michelle Meadows and illustrator Ebony Glenn.


Compare

A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar. Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard. When she was six years old, Simone's family took shape in a differen A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar. Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard. When she was six years old, Simone's family took shape in a different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie Biles adopted Simone and her sister Adria. Ron and Nellie became their parents. Simone was also introduced to gymnastics that same year, launching a lifelong passion fueled by remarkable talent, sacrifice, and the undying support of her family. From her athletic early childhood to the height of her success as an Olympic champion, Flying High is the story of the world's greatest gymnast from author Michelle Meadows and illustrator Ebony Glenn.

30 review for Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles

  1. 5 out of 5

    Raven Black

    The only reason this is not a five is I wanted more. I guess I need to read a full length biography of her now. With that said, this is a great early introduction to Simone Biles. Any kid who enjoys gymnastics would want to read. The illustrations are great and the afterwards about some key points in Biles' life are given. The part that makes this book practically perfect is that while it is a telling of her actual life, it reads as a story of a young girl finding her place, finding what makes h The only reason this is not a five is I wanted more. I guess I need to read a full length biography of her now. With that said, this is a great early introduction to Simone Biles. Any kid who enjoys gymnastics would want to read. The illustrations are great and the afterwards about some key points in Biles' life are given. The part that makes this book practically perfect is that while it is a telling of her actual life, it reads as a story of a young girl finding her place, finding what makes her happy. This allows the story to be relatable to all.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles is a children's picture book written by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Ebony Glenn. It centers on gymnast Simone Biles who enchanted the world during 2016 Summer Olympics. Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and the world's third most decorated gymnast (to date). Meadows's text is rather simplistic, straigh Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles is a children's picture book written by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Ebony Glenn. It centers on gymnast Simone Biles who enchanted the world during 2016 Summer Olympics. Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. With a combined total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast and the world's third most decorated gymnast (to date). Meadows's text is rather simplistic, straightforward, informative, and lyrical. Employing rhyming text, Meadows sketches Biles's experiences with foster care and adoption, her entry into gymnastics, and continued resilience that carried her to the Olympic Games. Backmatter offers further biographical details, fun facts, and a select bibliography for further research. Glenn's art, rendered digitally, focuses on both motion and emotion. The premise of the book is rather straightforward. It relays the early struggles, diligent training, and eventual successes of record-breaking Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. Simone is always in motion from toddlerhood when she discovers gymnastics. There is a simple beauty in showing how Biles' rise to Olympic gold medalist was not smooth. All in all, Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles is a soaring biography of Simon Biles – most decorated American gymnast.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jo Oehrlein

    Rhyming text meant to tell Simone's story to young readers. Some of the illustrations are so very Simone and others I think look less like her. Interesting to include the child neglect, foster care, and sibling split in the book for young ones. The fact that she had 2 older brothers with her adopted parents (her bio grandfather and his wife) isn't clear until the back matter. We see her brothers getting led away in the family split, then a brother suggests the field trip to a gym; it's a little con Rhyming text meant to tell Simone's story to young readers. Some of the illustrations are so very Simone and others I think look less like her. Interesting to include the child neglect, foster care, and sibling split in the book for young ones. The fact that she had 2 older brothers with her adopted parents (her bio grandfather and his wife) isn't clear until the back matter. We see her brothers getting led away in the family split, then a brother suggests the field trip to a gym; it's a little confusing. Also not in love with the idea that choosing homeschool is giving something up.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I love Simone Biles and was so excited to introduce her to my 7-year old daughter but I didn’t realize how basic this biography is about her. It is definitely written for young children (3-6 years old) and provides a very brief overview of how she started gymnastics. The rhyming was good and the illustrations were OK, nothing memorable.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Annamarie Carlson (she, her)

    Follow the childhood and gymnastic success of the amazing Simone Biles, from her time in foster care to her adoption by her grandparents and her perseverance as a gymnastics champion. By the same author-illustrator duo as Brave Ballerina--I'm looking forward to more from these two! Follow the childhood and gymnastic success of the amazing Simone Biles, from her time in foster care to her adoption by her grandparents and her perseverance as a gymnastics champion. By the same author-illustrator duo as Brave Ballerina--I'm looking forward to more from these two!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    BHM 2021 - Family Theme

  7. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    The artwork is beautiful, and I'm so glad that Biles is being remembered with this lovely book. She's an icon and I hope this is just one of many that will tell her story. The artwork is beautiful, and I'm so glad that Biles is being remembered with this lovely book. She's an icon and I hope this is just one of many that will tell her story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ro Menendez

  9. 4 out of 5

    Susan Cruzan

  10. 5 out of 5

    Helen Ishmurzin

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kendra

  12. 5 out of 5

    Angelika Mckenley

  13. 5 out of 5

    Betsy

  14. 5 out of 5

    Roarda12

  15. 4 out of 5

    Hillary Dillon

  16. 5 out of 5

    Betus

  17. 5 out of 5

    Erin

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kerri Hall

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bella M.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  21. 5 out of 5

    Donalyn

  22. 5 out of 5

    Annalisa

  23. 4 out of 5

    Annese

  24. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ann

  26. 4 out of 5

    Caralen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Panda Incognito

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

  29. 5 out of 5

    Faith Pray

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emily Wayne

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.