Bobbie Rosenfeld : The Olympian Who Could Do Everything

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One of Canada's greatest athletes of the 20th century.

Bobbie Rosenfeld may be Canada’s greatest female athlete of the twentieth century. A Canada's Sports Hall of Famer, Bobbie was born in 1904 in a small Russian town and came to Canada with her immigrant parents when she was less than a month old. Her love for all sports showed itself early. As a young girl she excelled in track and field, ice hockey, tennis, basketball and softball. At the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam, she won both gold and silver medals. But Bobbie Rosenfeld’s popularity was due to more than her athletic brilliance, or later, her skills as a sportswriter with the Globe & Mail; she was admired for her strength of character – her decency, honesty and sense of fair play. Anne Dublin's biography of Bobbie is a great read for anyone, of any age. For young athletes, it is simply a must-read.

Praise & Recognition

Dublin's laudatory text and many photographs will also help to keep the memory of this exceptional athlete alive. Globe and Mail
Dublin not only tells the story of Bobbie Rosenfeld but provides an impressive history of Canadian women’s sports. Association of Jewish Libraries
In chronicling Rosenfeld’s life for today’s children, Dublin employs a tone and language which makes her story timeless. Canadian Bookseller
This reads as much as a social history of Ontario as biography, with Rosenfeld—woman, Jew and athlete—as a rallying point. Toronto Star
Dublin provides a wealth of contextual detail about Canada and women in the early twentieth century. Canadian Ethnic Studies
A very enjoyable read about a woman whose humour, political savvy and inspiring athleticism should be known to students of all ages. CM Magazine
It is short, easy to read, but more importantly, is worth the time. Community (Lousiville, KY)
An excellent choice and would be inspirational for both young men and women whether they are athletes or not. Lane Education Service District Review Journal
This book can be read by children nine and up, but will also be enjoyed by adult fans of sports, history, and biography. Quill & Quire

Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award 2004 - Commended

Canadian Jewish Book Award 2005 - Winner

Frances and Samuel Stein Memorial Award in Children’s Literature 2005 - Winner

IODE Violet Downey Award 2005 - Winner

Ontario Library Association Golden Oak Award for Adult Literacy 2005 - Short-listed

Norma Fleck Award for Children's Non-Fiction Honour Book 2004 - Winner


Publication Date: April 14, 2004

Reading Age: 9 - 12

Genre: Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 152

ISBN: 978-1-896764-82-5

Anne Dublin

About the Author

Anne Dublin

Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press: June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything, as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame Series. She has also written the children’s historical fiction novel The Orphan Rescue.
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