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EMMA. Emma Twig’s inspirational journey to Olympic gold by Jessica Lawry. Pub. Upstart Press, 2022

October 3, 2022 Comments off

If you add the old adage “never Give up” with the title of this excellent picture book biography, then you have captured the theme of this story.

Emma Twig had a dream to win Olympic gold after following her idols and role models in rowing while still a teenager in Hawkes Bay. She was selected to row for New Zealand at 3 Olympic Games and success did not come easy.

This is the story of her road to success full of pain, disappointment and hard work but she got there and joined her heroes and role models on the winners podium listening to our national anthem.

She acknowledges the contribution of her friends and support staff in this easy to read picture book with very good illustrations that reflect her hard work in training along with disappointments and final triumph.

Emma is not finished yet and took silver at the latest World championships.

A classy and heart warming story of a NZ hero.