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Terry Fox: A Story of Hope

A Story of Hope

by Maxine Trottier

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list price: $16.99
also available: Paperback
published: 2005
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Short-listed, OLA Golden Oak Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award
  • Commended, OLA Best Bet
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The first authorized biography written specifically for young readers! First published in 2005 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, Terry Fox: A Story of Hope was created in co-operation with the Terry Fox Foundation and the Fox family, and is the first authorized biography of Terry Fox written specifi cally for young readers. Many young Canadians may have heard of Terry Fox, but don't know the whole story. With more school children than ever participating in the annual Terry Fox Run, this is the perfect tool for teachers and parents to talk about the legacy and life of one of Canada's greatest heros. Dozens of colour photographs and simple text combine to tell Terry Fox's story-from his early years as a boy who grew up loving sports and determined to fi nish what he started, through his treatment for cancer and the loss of his leg, to his historic run to raise money for cancer research. His story continues to inspire millions of people around the world, and the foundation carrying his name raises millions of dollars every year. The author's royalties and a matching donation from Scholastic will go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

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Maxine Trottier has written the award-winning Claire's Gift, Laura: A Story of Laura Secord, the Scholastic Canada Biographies series, Our Canadian Flag, and two books in the Dear Canada series. An avid history buff, and a former teacher, Trottier now devotes herself full-time to writing.

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Praise for Terry Fox: A Story of Hope: "A wonderful tribute to this young hero. This book should be in all schools and public libraries." - Resource Links Journal "A fantastic read-aloud...it gives children a sense of the power of one person to make a real and lasting difference in this world." - Brandon Sun "Everyone wins with Maxine Trottier's new Terry Fox biography for young readers.... Children will love the front row seat to Fox's life..." - London Free Press

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Maxine Trottier

Maxine Trottier has written many award-winning children’s books, including The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing (Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children), Claire’s Gift (Mr. Christie’s Book Award), Sister to the Wolf (Society of School Librarians International Honor Book) and Under a Shooting Star (Geoffrey Bilson Award Finalist). She was inspired to write Migrant after spending summers in Leamington, Ontario, where she encountered many Mennonites from Mexico.
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