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Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas

ISBN 9781443163910 Hardcover
32 Pages | Ages 6 to 10
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Meet Tom Longboat, world-famous Onondaga runner who broke both records and stereotypes.

On a cold and windy April day in 1907, Tom Longboat beat a crowd of top runners to win the famous Boston Marathon. His exhilarating, record-breaking performances earned him legions of fans in Canada and around the world. But there is more to his story than being a famous athlete. Tom volunteered and bravely served in WWI. He was dedicated to his family and community. Tom didn’t always win, but he always worked hard with his head held high. Tom did things the way he knew was right . . . and achieved success on his own terms.

Praise for Scholastic Canada Biography:

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


  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club - Top 10 Recommended Read, 2020
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2019
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2019


Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • This lively and colourful new biography series is unlike anything available!
  • A great introduction to larger issues.
  • Tom Longboat’s story invites reflection on our treatment of Indigenous peoples.


Also by
Elizabeth MacLeod

  • Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Willie O'Ree
  • Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Elsie MacGill
  • Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Viola Desmond
  • Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Chris Hadfield
  • Colossal Canada

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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