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What are the Paralympic Games? / by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson.

Herman, Gail, 1959- (author.). Thomson, Andrew, (illustrator.).
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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon JUV BIO PARALYMPIC (Text) 30653005601539 New Juvenile Books Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/CH (Text) NCSTL9781524792626 On Order On order -
Peabody PL - Columbia City J 796.04 HERMAN (Text) 30403002402337 Childrens - New Non-Fiction Available -
Walkerton-Lincoln Twp PL - Walkerton J 796 PAR (Text) 72712000013608 Juvenile - Nonfiction Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington j796.0456 HER (Text) 21401000505206 Youth Non-Fiction In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524792626
  • ISBN: 9781524792633
  • Physical Description: 106 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, photographs ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Study Program Information Note:
810l Lexile.
Subject: Paralympics > Juvenile literature.
Sports for people with disabilities > Juvenile literature.

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