What are the paralympic games? / by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson.
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- ISBN: 9781524792633
- Physical Description: 106 pages, 16 pages unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 
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Includes bibliographical references.
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What are the Paralympic Games? -- The idea forms -- The early years -- Challenge on the court -- Growth and change -- Legend in the pool -- Paralympic breakthroughs -- Wheels on the track -- A victory, a scandal, and a record -- It happened in Athens -- Teammates and rivals -- Unexpected endings -- All-around athletes -- and beyond.
"As the Opening Ceremony for the 1948 Summer Olympic Games commenced in London, a similar sporting competition was taking place a few miles away. But the men at Stoke Mandeville weren't your typical athletes. They were paralyzed World War II veterans. The games at Stoke Mandeville were so successful that they would eventually lead evolve into the Paralympics. Participants from all around the world vie for the gold medal in a variety of sports, including archery, basketball, swimming, speed skating, and ice hockey. Author Gail Herman highlights their achievements, describes how these athletes train--both mentally and physically--for the games, and gives the reader a better understanding of what makes the Paralympic Games one of the world's most viewed sporting events"-- Provided by publisher.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
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