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Meet Terry Fox 

A picture book by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas.

Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas

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; 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! (From Scholastic Canada)

Toronto-based writer Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of numerous Canadian nonfiction works including the Canada Close Up series titles Canadian GovernmentCanada's Trees and Canadian Money in addition to the award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series and Canada Year-By-Year.

Mike Deas is a B.C.-based cartoonist, Illustrator and graphic novelist.

More about Terry Fox

By 1981 people everywhere are running for Terry Fox and celebrating his achievement. 6:08
Thousands of Canadians take to the streets as part of the first annual Terry Fox Run. Leading the charge is Terry's close friend Rick Hansen. 1:34
By 1981 people everywhere are running for Terry Fox and celebrating his achievement. 6:05
Nearly two decades after Terry's run, Betty and Darrell Fox still hope a cure for cancer can be found. 7:43

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