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A sporting chance : how Ludwig Guttmann created the Paralympic Games / Lori Alexander ; illustrated by Allan Drummond.

Alexander, Lori, (author.). Drummond, Allan, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Macon County Public Library J796.04 A (Text) 39493108701881 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328580795
  • ISBN: 1328580792
  • Physical Description: 114 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, [2020].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-106) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An ailment not to be treated -- Headstrong -- The miner -- A return to medicine -- Growing tension -- Night of Broken Glass -- Years of change -- Ludwig's incurables -- The return of hope -- A game changer -- The Stoke Mandeville Games -- Wheels in motion-- One good thing -- Going for gold -- Timeline of events.
Summary, etc.:
Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled "incurables," Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. The young doctor believed--and eventually proved--that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games. Told with moving text and lively illustrations, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sports will inspire readers of all backgrounds.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 7 to 10.
Grades: 4 to 6.
960L Lexile
Subject: Guttmann, Ludwig, 1899-1980 > Juvenile literature.
Paralympic Games > History > Juvenile literature.
Neurologists > Great Britain > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Jews, German > Great Britain > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.

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