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The Resource What are the paralympic games?, by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson

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

Label
What are the paralympic games?
Title
What are the paralympic games?
Statement of responsibility
by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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DLC
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herman, Gail
Dewey number
796.04/56
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Intended audience source
Penguin Workshop
LC call number
GV722.5.P37
LC item number
H45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thomson, Andrew
Series statement
What was?
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paralympic Games
  • Paralympic Games
  • Sports for people with disabilities
  • Paralympics
  • Sports for people with disabilities
  • Sports for people with disabilities
Target audience
juvenile
Label
What are the paralympic games?, by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- and beyond
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
106 pages, 16 pages unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781524792626
Lccn
2019034728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1105951262
  • (OCoLC)on1105951262
Label
What are the paralympic games?, by Gail Herman ; Illustrated by Andrew Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- and beyond
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
106 pages, 16 pages unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781524792626
Lccn
2019034728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1105951262
  • (OCoLC)on1105951262

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