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What are the paralympic games?  Cover Image Book Book

What are the paralympic games? / by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson.

Summary

Summary:

"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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781524792626
  • ISBN: 1524792624
  • ISBN: 9781524792633
  • ISBN: 1524792632
  • ISBN: 9781544442792
  • ISBN: 1544442793
  • Physical Description: 106 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, [2020]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 106).
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 -- 2018 and beyond.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Penguin Workshop.
Subject: Paralympic Games > Juvenile literature.
Sports for people with disabilities > Juvenile literature.
Paralympics.
Sports for people with disabilities.
Paralympic Games.
Sports for people with disabilities.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.

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