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Dyan, Penelope.
Jamul, Calif. : Bellissima Publishing, ©2005.
ISBN 0977191621
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 "Surfer Girl" by Penelope Dyan was recognized by the Girls Voices in Literature Database, University of Miami Florida, chosen by students, librarians, and college professors for its positive gender image, quality of writing and storyline.  "Surfer Girl" by Penelope Dyan is the first book in the Surfer Girl Book Series published by Bellissima Publishing, LLC, a small publishing house located in Jamul, California.

Surfer Girl is the story of teenaged Summer, a girl who tackles the waves of life as she surfs the waves with her surfboard, full of hope, humility and pride for what the future may hold for her.  She is a girl in pursuit of her legacy and her dreams, and along the way has some very interesting ecological adventures.  This series is educational as well as entertaining and portrays Summer as an independent girl who is not afraid to seek the sound advice of adults, especially  from her godmother, Jill.

This is a fascinating series that appeals to adults as well as teens, and it is full of travel as Summer is also an open water swimmer seeking to become one with the ocean.

The series portrays Summer as an ordinary girl with an extraordinary life, and I would agree with that portrayal. This series gets better with every subsequent book.

Dyan is an attorney writer and former educator who is widely published in both fields of her expertise.  (Penny D. Weigand, Bellissima Publishing, LLC)

SUBJECTS:     Surfing -- Fiction.
                        Women surfers -- Fiction.
                        California -- Fiction.
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