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Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat
By (author): Elizabeth MacLeod Illustrated by: Mike Deas
9781443163910 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 10, Grade (US) from 1 - 5 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation Jan 08, 2019
$16.99 CAD
Active 9.29 x 9.32 x 0.3 in | 0.7 lb 32 pages Scholastic Canada Ltd Scholastic Canada
 
OLA Best Bets 2019, Commended OLA Silver Birch Express Award 2019, Short-listed

Meet Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner who broke world records . . . on his own terms!

On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in a record-breaking 2 hours,24 minutes and 24 seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage.

This picture book will introduce young readers to a brave and fascinating man whose legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day.

This new biography series features accessible text, full-colour illustrations, with historical notes and timelines that provide even more information on Tom Longboat's background and incredible accomplishments.

Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of many Canadian nonfiction titles including the Canada Close Up series titles Canadian Government, Canada’s Trees and Canadian Money in addition to the award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series and Canada Year-By-Year. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and enjoys reading, swimming, theatre, botany and tap dancing.

MIKE DEAS is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, most recently Tank and Fizz and the Case of the Tentacle Terror. He is the illustrator of the Graphic Guide Adventure series. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. Visit him online at www.deasillustration.com.

Praise for Scholastic Canada Biography:

"The story is fast paced, with dramatic, emotion-filled scenes.Highly recommended."(Meet Viola Desmond)CM.

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