Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Terry Fox




Terry Fox is one of Canada's most beloved heroes, famous not only at home, but around the world. Scholastic Canada has just published a new children's book as part of their Scholastic Canada Biography series. 'Meet Terry Fox' is a fresh take on his story, and marks the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox's remarkable Marathon of Hope.

In 'Meet Terry Fox', the legendary story of how Terry Fox came to run the Marathon of Hope is chronicled ― his love of sports as a child and teenager; his devastating bone cancer diagnosis; the hospital stay that inspired him to do something to raise awareness about this disease; the poignant moment he dipped his artificial leg in the waters of St. John's, Newfoundland; and the heartbreaking moment he ended his run. This was also the moment his truly inspiring legacy began.

Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Terry Fox couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this unforgettable story to life.

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians, whose achievements and legacies have inspired and changed the lives of those that followed them.

'Meet Terry Fox' retails for $16.99 and is available at Chapters-Indigo.

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