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This first book for young readers about Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope, written by one of Canada's best-known writers for young adults, is a blending of fact and fiction, fully endorsed by The Terry Fox Foundation. In his trademark page-turning style, Eric Walters tells the story of Winston MacDonald. In trouble again after a suspension from school and a runaway attempt, Winston is sent to spend time with his father, a journalist who is heading to Nova Scotia to cover a human-interest story about a man trying to run across the country. When Winston meets Terry Fox and his best friend, Doug, he's impressed by their determination to achieve what seems like an impossible goal. But will their inspiring story be enough to make Winston change his ways?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 125 x 197 x 15mm | 191g
  • Puffin Books
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 0143312189
  • 9780143312185
  • 1,072,368

About Walters Eric

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He is the only three-time winner of both the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch and Red Maple Awards. if (SYM == "BIO") { document.writeln(""); } else { document.writeln(""); }
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"He gave us a dream as big as our country." - Christie Blatchford, The Toronto Sun

"I am honoured to have been able to write Terry's story, and to have helped, in a small way, to raise funds for ongoing research to find a cure for cancer." - Eric Walters
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