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Le courage de Terry Fox

by (author) Maxine Trottier

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jul 2010
General, Sports & Recreation, Body, Mind & Spirit
Recommended Age
7 to 11
Recommended Grade
2 to 12
Recommended Reading age
7 to 11
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2010
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
    List Price

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Ce livre, créé en collaboration avec la famille de Terry Fox et la fondation portant son nom, est la première biographie autorisée de Terry Fox écrite pour les jeunes.

Des douzaines de photographies éloquentes accompagnées de textes simples relatent l’histoire de Terry Fox et de son héritage. On y raconte sa jeunesse, son amour du sport, l'apparition de son cancer, l'amputation de sa jambe et son entraînement pour réaliser son rêve de traverser le Canada à la course. Avec sa jambe artificielle, Terry Fox a parcouru les deux tiers du pays avant que ne réapparaisse son cancer. Il n'a peut-être pas terminé sa course, mais des millions de personnes dans le monde entier ont pris le relais. Chaque année, la course Terry Fox permet d'amasser des fonds pour financer la recherche sur le cancer.


Dozens of photographs and simple, evocative text combine to tell the story of Terry's life and legacy—how he grew up loving sports and competition, always determined to finish what he started; how he developed cancer and lost his leg; how he trained day after day, on one strong leg and a prosthetic limb, with the idea that he might try to run across Canada; how he managed to make it two—thirds of the way before cancer returned; and how by so doing, he inspired millions of people around the world and raised millions of dollars for cancer research.

Original title: Terry Fox: A Story of Hope

About the author

Maxine Trottier is a prolific writer of books for young people. Born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950, she moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.Maxine spent 31 years working as an educator in elementary classrooms, guiding children toward literacy. The students in her class, who of course thought of her only as their teacher, saw each step in the creation of a new work. They heard the unillustrated story, saw the roughs, and were the first to view the finished book.Maxine lives with her husband William and their two Yorkies, Ceilidh and Moon. They divide their year between Port Stanley, Ontario on Lake Erie, and Newman s Cove, Newfoundland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Both are wonderful places to write.

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