A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

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Clarion Books
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7.4 X 10.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Lori Alexander is the author of several board books and picture books. She made her chapter book biography debut with ALL IN A DROP. She resides in Tucson, Arizona with her family. Visit her at www.lorialexanderbooks.com, on Twitter @LoriJAlexander and on Instagram @lorijalex

Allan Drummond is the illustrator of many children's books, including The Journey that Saved Curious George. He studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and has lived and worked in France and the USA. Visit him at www.allandrummond.com.


"Informative, engaging, and important." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"With clarity and immediacy, Alexander tells a riveting story....Throughout, Alexander conveys the force of Guttmann's commanding personality as well as his fierce drive and determination not just to heal his patients but to change public perception of disabilities and disabled people." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"[T]his inspirational biography... highlights the power of sport to motivate and heal while demonstrating how the dedication of one pioneering doctor continues to mean a life-changing difference for many." -- Publishers Weekly

"This heartwarming biography will appeal to anyone who supports equal rights and disability justice." -- Booklist

"An uplifting biography that spotlights the dedicated physician who saved lives, created the Paralympic Games, and became a pioneer for disability rights.?" -- School Library Journal

"Period photographs and Drummond's watercolor illustrations are well balanced to capture the grim reality and uplifting optimism surrounding the mid-twentieth century approach to disabilities. With short chapters, a fluent text, and the timeline, index, bibliography, and notes to support student research, this engaging title will be welcome for in-class and independent reading." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books