Max and Marla

Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Ebook
0"W x 0"H x 0"D  
On sale Oct 13, 2015 | 32 Pages | 978-0-698-19640-7
| Up to Kindergarten
Reading Level: Lexile 490L
Two fearless Olympians sled to victory in this delightful new picture book


Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance. So when rusty blades, strong winds and difficult slopes get in their way, Max and Marla realize true joy lies not in winning but in friendship. Obstacles turn into victories!

With delightful illustrations and charming text, Alexandra Boiger brings to life the story of two unstoppable pals—true Olympians who never give up!
© Vanessa Blasich
Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany as the youngest of seven children. She studied Graphic Design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg before working in Feature Animation at Warner Brothers and Dreamworks. After working in animation, Alexandra decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a children’s book illustrator. She has illustrated many picture books, including She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. Max and Marla was her debut as both author and illustrator. Alexandra now lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. View titles by Alexandra Boiger
Praise for Max and Marla:

"A fun-filled story that delivers the true nature of the Olympian spirit."—Kirkus Reviews

“Boiger (the Tallulah series) nods to the Winter Olympics in this tale of sled-riding friends.”—Publishers Weekly

“Many little lessons are imparted in Boiger’s debut, but its mantra remains, ‘True Olympians never give up.’”—Booklist

“A humorous addition to winter tales and a good story about persistence in pursuing goals.”—School Library Journal

About

Two fearless Olympians sled to victory in this delightful new picture book


Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance. So when rusty blades, strong winds and difficult slopes get in their way, Max and Marla realize true joy lies not in winning but in friendship. Obstacles turn into victories!

With delightful illustrations and charming text, Alexandra Boiger brings to life the story of two unstoppable pals—true Olympians who never give up!

Author

© Vanessa Blasich
Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany as the youngest of seven children. She studied Graphic Design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg before working in Feature Animation at Warner Brothers and Dreamworks. After working in animation, Alexandra decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a children’s book illustrator. She has illustrated many picture books, including She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. Max and Marla was her debut as both author and illustrator. Alexandra now lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. View titles by Alexandra Boiger

Praise

Praise for Max and Marla:

"A fun-filled story that delivers the true nature of the Olympian spirit."—Kirkus Reviews

“Boiger (the Tallulah series) nods to the Winter Olympics in this tale of sled-riding friends.”—Publishers Weekly

“Many little lessons are imparted in Boiger’s debut, but its mantra remains, ‘True Olympians never give up.’”—Booklist

“A humorous addition to winter tales and a good story about persistence in pursuing goals.”—School Library Journal

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