What are the paralympic games?
—Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
Book
2020
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"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
Series:
What was--?
What was?
Subjects:
Paralympic Games -- Juvenile literature.
Sports for people with disabilities -- Juvenile literature.
Other Authors:
Thomson, Andrew, illustrator.
ISBN:
9781524792633 (hardcover)
9781524792633
9781524792626
Description:
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
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.
LCCN:
2019034728
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