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Meet Terry Fox (Scholastic Canada Biography)

By Elizabeth MacLeod, Illustrated by Mike Deas
ISBN: 9781443182065 Pages: 32 Ages: 6-10
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About this book

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.

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!


Although readers know there must have been many tears shed by Terry, his family members, and his supporters worldwide, the central message of the book is one of perseverance and hope. MacLeod presents a straightforward narrative that touches all the bases, from hospital stays to meetings with Canadians along the marathon route to Terry’s being awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada and the Lou Marsh Trophy for Canadian athlete of the year. The result is a book that can foster nothing but admiration among readers for a young person who became a symbol of what a strong spirit can accomplish. Highly recommended. (Meet Terry Fox) — CM: Canadian Review of Materials.

"Though Meet Terry Fox will be a valuable addition to any home or school library as an illustrated biography for teaching character education, Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas have given us a great story, albeit a true one, and one that inspires as well as teaches" (Meet Terry Fox) — CanLit for Little Canadians


See more about the Scholastic Canada Biography series.

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Terry Fox Teacher's Guide

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