A Very Young Skater

Jill Krementz


A Very Young Skater

A Very Young Skater

  • Title: A Very Young Skater
  • Author: Jill Krementz
  • ISBN: 9780394508337
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover



A 10 year old relates her experiences as a skater.


Recent Comments "A Very Young Skater"

1. Where is she now? She's apparently a big deal. My bad for not knowing. en.mpedia/wiki/Kather2. It's crazy how much ballet is in so many other sports. Skating, swimming, gymnastics. 3. Again, I loved Jill's black and white photos. They always capture the essence of the young children.4. I learned a lot about skating that I never knew.5. This book make me watch YouTube videos such as "top 10 ice skaters of all time" and ones with John Curry in them. 6. It also made me want to ice skate. I never [...]

Juvenile. For a "kids inspirational" book, this one ended up having a rather celebrated subject in ballerina / skater Katherine Healy, then 10 years old, a protégée of John Curry (who is well illustrated in rink and performance shots), a fan of Gelsey Kirkland (yes, there's a photo of them together), and wheelbarrow partner of a six-year-old Kyoko Ina. There is a whole section of performance photos from Superskates of that year, featuring many well-known professionals. The text is fairly basic [...]

As a former child figure skater I loved this book even though her life was charmed and mine was not. Katherine is a kind of eerily ambitious 10 year old. She lives in Brooklyn with her bohemian lawyer parents (it's the '70s). She is a wunderkind -not only a talented and successful figure skater but also a dancer -she stars in the ABT production of The Nutcracker at the same time her skating career is being documented for this book. She later went on to become a very accomplished ballerina. As us [...]

This is a fun cute book about an aspiring young ice skater. It is funny to see the different techniques that were used way back in the day!

Another one I read multiple times as a child. Lots of fun.


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