A Sporting Chance (Hardcover)

How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

By Lori Alexander, Allan Drummond (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9781328580795, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this young readers biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives. 

Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled "incurables," Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. The young doctor believed—and eventually proved—that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games. 

Told with moving text and lively illustrations, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sports will inspire readers of all backgrounds. 


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.

www.lorialexanderbooks.com
Twitter: @LoriJAlexander
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.

www.allandrummond.com.