Against All Odds

Against All Odds

by Drew Lyon
Against All Odds

Against All Odds

by Drew Lyon


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When Terry Fox embarked on his famous attempt to run across Canada with one leg having been amputated in 1980, he inspired awe. Young readers will delight in reading about Fox and athletes like him in Real Heroes of Sport: Against All Odds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515744412
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: Real Heroes of Sports Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Drew Lyon has been a lifelong devotee of reading and writing. He has been a freelance writer for more than 10 years, and specializes in features and sporting coverage. He currently is managing editor of Soybean Business Magazine. Drew lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with his wife Kirby, and their dog JuJu. To encourage reading in his neighborhood, he manages a Little Free Library from his front lawn.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Overcoming the Odds 4

Hero of Hope Terry Fox 6

Shooting Star Stephen Curry 10

Dignifies Champion Arthur Ashe 14

Surfing Survivor Bethany Hamilton 16

Vaulting to Glory Kerri Strug 20

Striking Out the Impossible Jim Abbott 22

The 1980 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team: Shocking the World 24

Wrestling the Doubters Anthony Robles 26

True Blue Hero Melissa Stockwel 28

Glossary 30


Internet Links 31

Index 32


High-interest spin on heroic athletes in history; Popular sports-related content; high-impact photos and other media; fast-moving text; fascinating facts

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