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Children's Nonfiction Olympics

Amazing Athletes

An All-Star Look at Canada's Paralympians

by (author) Marie-Claude Ouellet

translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Category
Olympics, Sports & Recreation, Physical Impairments, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771474856
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

An uplifting and engaging celebration of Paralympic champions and the sports they dominate

Discover the world of Para sport and meet some of its greatest athletes in this fascinating look at the third-largest sporting event in the world, the Paralympic Games.

This nonfiction book introduces readers to Canadian Paralympians and the sports they play, from PEI-born Para ice hockey pro Billy Bridges, to Goalball player and Iranian refugee Ahmad Zeividavi. Each section details a competitor’s journey to professional sports, their greatest triumphs, and what inspires them most. Along the way, readers will deepen their knowledge of Para sports like Wheelchair curling, Para swimming, and more.

Drawing on interviews with competitors and comprehensive research, Amazing Athletes examines how disability and sport intersect, and encourages readers to persevere as they pursue their passions, athletic or otherwise. Dynamic, full-color photos bring the athletes to life, while a glossary invites curiosity and further research.

About the authors

Marie-Claude Ouellet has worked in the field of scientific journalism for more than 25 years and writes frequently for the magazines Les Explorateurs and Les Débrouillards. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

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Phyllis Aronoff, a Montrealer born and bred, translates from French to English, solo or with co-translator Howard Scott. She has translated fiction, poetry, memoirs, and works in the humanities by authors from Québec and France. Among her recent translations are Message Sticks / Tshissinuatshitakana, poems by Innu writer Joséphine Bacon, and novels (co-translated with Howard Scott) by Rima Elkouri and Edem Awumey. Her translations have won several prizes, including the Jewish Book Award for Fiction and, with Howard Scott, the Quebec Writers’ Federation Translation Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation. Phyllis is a past president of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada and has represented translators on the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada.

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Howard Scott translates poetry, fiction and non-fiction, often with co-translator Phyllis Aronoff, including works by Madeleine Gagnon, Kim Doré and Madeleine Monette, as well as numerous scholarly works in the humanities. He has also published translations of poetry by Madeleine Gagnon, Michel Pleau and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, and science fiction by Élisabeth Vonarburg. In 1997, he won the Governor General’s Literary Award for English translation for The Euguelion, by Louky Bersianik. He is a past president of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Yellow Cedar Award
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Awards
  • Winner, Ontario Library Association Top Ten Best Bets List

Editorial Reviews

"Every school or library needs at least one copy of Amazing Athletes ... Well-written, full of facts and colourful and inspiring photos of athletic stars."

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