Heroic Comeback

Heroic Comeback

by Joe Tougas
Heroic Comeback

Heroic Comeback

by Joe Tougas


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When Wilma Rudolph was a child, she couldn’t walk, yet she overcame the odds to win three gold medals as an Olympic Sprinter in 1960, inspiring wonder. Young readers will delight in reading about Rudolph and athletes like her in Real Heroes of Sport: Heroic Comebacks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515744481
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: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Joe Tougas is an award-winning journalist, educator, and musician from Mankato, Minn. His company, Joe Tougas Media and Marketing is based in North Mankato, Minn. He is also a songwriter and performer with The Frye, an acoustic duo who perform plenty of Beatles songs. He is the recipient of a 2014 McKnight Fellowship for songwriting.

Table of Contents

Introduction: When Winning is Against the Odds 4

Stung Like a Bee Muhammad Ali 6

Downhill Racing, Uphill Climbs Lindsey Vonn 10

Crash Course Buster Posey 12

Babe in Boy-land Babe Didrikson Zaharias 14

Ripped and Repaired Tommy John 18

From the Ground Up Peyton Manning Tom Brady 20

New Mourning in Hoops 22

Survivor on Ice Mario Lemieux 24

A Comeback Kid Monica Seles 26

Faster Woman on the Planet Wilma Rudolph 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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