Lance Armstrong: The Race of His Life

Lance Armstrong: The Race of His Life

by Kristin Armstrong, Ken Call
     
 

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The truly inspirational story of Lance Armstrong, the 1999 and 2000 Tour de France champion from Austin, Texas, who overcame cancer to become the number one cyclist in the world! Starting with Lance's childhood success at triathlons, the book follows his athletic career while dealing with the difficult subject of

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All Aboard Reading!

The truly inspirational story of Lance Armstrong, the 1999 and 2000 Tour de France champion from Austin, Texas, who overcame cancer to become the number one cyclist in the world! Starting with Lance's childhood success at triathlons, the book follows his athletic career while dealing with the difficult subject of cancer—and how he did not let the disease stop him from achieving his dream.

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Children's Literature
What makes this story of overcoming a life threatening illness so wonderful is the reality. It is the life story of the bicycle racer Lance Armstrong—how he developed his body and mental toughness to become one of the best cyclist in the world. Just when it looked like everything was perfect, he learned that he had cancer. After an incredible battle, Lance overcame the illness and then built himself up to race competitively again. Then in 2000, he won the Tour de France for a second time. Lance is an inspiration and young readers will be touched by his story and his fight for life and to be the best in his field. A Level 3 book in the "All Aboard Reading" series written with longer sentences and more complicated stories appropriate for readers in grades 2 and 3. 2000, Grosset and Dunlap, and $3.99. Ages 7 to 9. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
This tremendously inspiring story of Lance Armstrong and his passion for bike racing, details his early, hard training and impressive wins, his cancer, his decision to fight it, his recovery, and the retraining necessary to recapture the prizes. Young children can find encouragement and motivation as they read about this prize-winning athlete. Part of the "All Aboard Reading" series. 2000, Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99. Ages 5 to 10. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448424071
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
All Aboard Reading Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kristin Armstrong is a California native who now divides her time between Austin, Texas and the South of France. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. In a previous life Kristin worked as a manager at a high technology company, and as an account executive for an advertising/public relations firm where she met her husband-to-be, Lance Armstrong.

She is now the oh-so-proud mother of a one-year old son named Luke and speaks halfway decent French. She enjoys running, reading, red wine and occasional tandem rides with her husband, Cancer survivor, Olympic medalist, and two-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong. Lance and Kristin passionately support the fight against cancer and each other.

Why a book for children about her husband’s struggles? When Kristin was pregnant and trying to avoid the Texas heat, she stayed inside where it was air-conditioned and wrote these stories for their future child. Friends enjoyed them so much that they wanted copies for their kids, saying how hard it is to find a good role model these days. And so not long after, the book, and baby Luke, were born.

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