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StatusIn Process
TitleWhat are the paralympic games? / by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson.
AuthorHerman, Gail, 1959- author.
Call NoJ 796.04 HER
CollectionJuvenile 700-799
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LocationStatusCirc StatusCall No
WinamacIn ProcessIn ProcessJ 796.04 HER

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781524792640 (ebook)
International Standard Book Number 9781524792626 (trade paperback)
International Standard Book Number 9781524792633 (library binding)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 796.04/56 23
Personal Name Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
Title Statement What are the paralympic games? / by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Penguin Workshop, [2020]
Physical Description pages cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Series Statement What was?
Bibliography, Etc. Note 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.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Paralympics Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sports for people with disabilities Juvenile literature.
Added Entry, Personal Name Thomson, Andrew, illustrator.
Location J 796.04 HER 31662001633924

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