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What Are the Paralympic Games?

What Are the Paralympic Games?
  

It's time to cheer for the inspiring athletes of the Paralympic Games! 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. T... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781524792626
Barcode 9781524792626
Release Date 17 March 2020 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Herman, Gail
By Hq, Who
Series What Was?
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ISBN-13 9781524792626
ISBN-10 1524792624
Stock Release date is 17 March 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 17 Mar 2020
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Workshop
Release Date 17 March 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Herman, Gail
By Hq, Who
Series What Was?
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 194mm
Weight 155g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

It's time to cheer for the inspiring athletes of the Paralympic Games! 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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Author's Bio

Gail Herman has written several biographies and nonfiction books, including Who Is Wayne Gretzky?, What Is the World Series?, What Is Climate Change?, and What Is the Stanley Cup?

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