"I Love Skating" Book Parents

"I Love Skating" Book Parents

Post by ft2b » Sun, 31 Mar 2002 04:16:56


I stumbled across and bought for my daughter a very cute new book
called "I Love Skating" by Jane Feldman, who also penned Emily
Hughes's book, "I Am a Skater." The lead character, 5-year-old Nastia,
said that her parents are famous Russian skaters, but never names
them. Her parent's photos are in the book, but I haven't a hope of
recognizing them. Does anyone know who they are?

Most of the photos in the book seem to come from the Rockefeller
Center rink in New York City, and another interesting thing in the
book is her "friend," 12-year-old Emily, who has apparently won lots
of medals. While I'm not 100% sure, it clearly seems to be Emily
Hughes, but she's never identified this way, only by "Emily."

Any reviews of "I Am a Skater?" Seems to be aimed at young readers,
and I haven't seen it yet.

 
 
 

"I Love Skating" Book Parents

Post by Aliso » Sun, 31 Mar 2002 05:47:07


Quote:
>I stumbled across and bought for my daughter a very cute new book
>called "I Love Skating" by Jane Feldman, who also penned Emily
>Hughes's book, "I Am a Skater." The lead character, 5-year-old Nastia,
>said that her parents are famous Russian skaters, but never names
>them. Her parent's photos are in the book, but I haven't a hope of
>recognizing them. Does anyone know who they are?

>Most of the photos in the book seem to come from the Rockefeller
>Center rink in New York City, and another interesting thing in the
>book is her "friend," 12-year-old Emily, who has apparently won lots
>of medals. While I'm not 100% sure, it clearly seems to be Emily
>Hughes, but she's never identified this way, only by "Emily."

>Any reviews of "I Am a Skater?" Seems to be aimed at young readers,
>and I haven't seen it yet.

I've only seen a Publisher's Weekly announcement which isn't exactly a
review.  It just describes the plot.  I Love Skating seems to be
written for a younger audience - no reviews yet.

Alison

 
 
 

"I Love Skating" Book Parents

Post by Hattie » Sun, 31 Mar 2002 23:12:43

Quote:

>I stumbled across and bought for my daughter a very cute new book
>called "I Love Skating" by Jane Feldman, who also penned Emily
>Hughes's book, "I Am a Skater." The lead character, 5-year-old Nastia,

Saw the book also at the bookstore , very cute book .

Harriet

 
 
 

"I Love Skating" Book Parents

Post by ft2b » Wed, 03 Apr 2002 13:34:05

I found Emily Hughes's book, "I Am a Skater" at a Barnes & Noble. It's
good! Amazon.com said it was targeted at 9-12 year olds, but it can be
easily read to someone younger. Great pictures of Emily with her
friends, old pictures with her family and the geeky version of her
sister, Sarah, and finishing with a Rangers game performance she did.
There's a great picture of Irina and Sarah together.

I'm on a business trip right now, so I haven't read it to my 5yo yet,
but I can tell she'll really like it. It answers my other question
about who Nastia is in the "I Love Skating" book. Her name is
Anastaisa Gromova, which doesn't ring a bell with me anyway.

I'd recommend this to anyone with a young child who loves skating.
It's a great companion to the "I Love Skating" book.

 
 
 

"I Love Skating" Book Parents

Post by Ki » Wed, 03 Apr 2002 23:50:32

The Emily referred to is Emily Hughes.

Nastia's father is Dmitry Gromov, who used to skate for Russia in the
late 80's/early 90's.

They're both cute books for younger kids.