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The girl who touched the stars

Hancock, Bonnie2023
It took an ocean to learn it's not how fast you paddle but how deep inside you dig. 254 days, 12,700 kilometres, sea sickness, sharks, crocodiles and ocean. Bonnie Hancock broke numerous records on her fastest ever circumnavigation by paddle around Australia but that wasn't the achievement she is most proud of. Testing the limits of her mental and physical toughness, she learned what it means to overcome adversity and how important teamwork and perspective truly are. What looks distressing from the rocky shore or storm-tossed waves can be inspiring when you look to the heavens. The Girl Who Touched the Stars is a love story, a travelogue and an exhilarating exploration of human ambition coming face to face with the beauty and power of nature. But most of all it's a lesson in overcoming self-doubt, trusting others and finding your true self. Bonnie demonstrates vividly and honestly the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of reaching for the stars.
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Gadigal Country ; [Sydney, NSW] : ABC Books, 2024.©2024
ix, 325 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
9780733343353 (pbk)97807333433539780733343353
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography797.122 HANOnloan - Due: 04 Jul 2024
Hampton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography797.122 HANOn Reserve Shelf - Awaiting collection within 10 days of this date. (Set: 13 Jun 2024)
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