Maggie Vaults Over the Moon


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Storybook Maggie Celebrates 7 Years Over the Moon!

Vaulters celebrated with Maggie at the Gold Medal Pole Vault Camp in Andale, Kan., 2013. Youngsters who were teens when the book was published are in their 20s today.

GRAIN VALLEY, Kan. — A lot has happened in the world of pole-vaulting in the past seven years, and storybook heroine Maggie Steele has been there.

Published Oct. 12, 2013, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a classic story in the pole-vault community.

Published October 12, 2012, the young adult novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon celebrates it’s 7th year today. The young adult novel has become the gold-medal story of the sport, earning praise for it’s positive message for young teens, especially girls.

“It’s amazing to think that youngsters who were 13 when the book came out are 20 today!” said author Grant Overstake.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has stood the test of time as a story that defines grit and perseverance, which is what this great sport is all about.”

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is the magical story of Maggie Steele, a gritty Kansas farm girl who rebounds after tragedy and reaches new heights as a pole-vaulter. Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A fine young adult novel about perseverance in sports and in life.” The story also was voted the No. 1 Athlete Girl Book on Goodreads, and named national Book of the Week by Bookworks Publishers Weekly.

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[CLAIMED!] Audiobook Campaign: Get a Pole-Vault Session with Coach Joe Dial!

Former world-record holder and coach of champions, Joe Dial, supports Maggie's Audiobook Campaign. Credit: Tulsa People.com

Former world-record holder and coach of champions, Joe Dial, supports Maggie’s Campaign. Credit: TulsaPeople.com

TULSA, Oklahoma — American sports icon Joe Dial is offering an inspiring one-on-one pole-vault session to a fan who contributes $150 to Maggie’s Audiobook Campaign! The two-hour session will be held at the Dial Athletics facility in Tulsa.

Here is the link to the campaign site.

Coach Dial is eager to help narrator Tavia Gilbert perform and produce Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audiobook. The campaign will cover Tavia’s expenses, and lift the sport of pole-vaulting to a new audience.

In addition to a session with Coach Dial, the athlete will receive the audiobook download and appear on Maggie’s popular blog and Facebook sites. Continue reading