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Fearless

The Story of George Chuvalo, Canada's Greatest Boxer

by (author) Richard Brignall

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552778913
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $8.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552774366
    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552774359
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

George Chuvalo only wanted one thing: to become a boxer. When Chuvalo stepped into the ring, he was fearless. In ninety-three professional fights between 1956 and 1979, boxing everyone from George Foreman to Muhammad Ali, he was never once knocked out. But this heavyweight boxing legend never had it easy. After losing many loved ones to drugs, Chuvalo has also become a role model out of the ring by speaking out and fighting against addiction.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.8

About the author

Richard Brignall is a freelance writer, former newspaper sport reporter, based in Kenora, Ontario. He has over 130 articles published in magazines like Cottage Life and Outdoor Canada. He helped originate the Recordbooks series at James Lorimer and Company. This series focuses on Canadian sports history and issues like race, gender, disability, and poverty. He has written seven books for this series. Titles include Small Town Glory about the Kenora Thistles winning the Stanley Cup, Forever Champions about the Edmonton Grads women’s basketball team, Big League Dreams about black baseball player Fergie Jenkins, and China Clipper about Chinese-Canadian football player Norm Kwong. 

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Editorial Reviews

"For readers who may not have a particular interest in boxing, the story of George Chuvalo's life has more than enough drama and tragedy to make for an interesting read."
"For anyone with an interest in boxing, Fearless has many interesting details contained in text boxes imbedded within the story."

Canadian Review of Materials

"An inspirational tale of a real, down to earth Canadian."

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