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Lance Armstrong: The Race of His Life (All Aboard Reading) [Paperback]

By Kristin Armstrong (Author) & Ken Call (Illustrator)
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An inspirational story of the 1999 and 2000 Tour de France champion who overcame cancer to become the number one cyclist in the world, tells of his childhood triathlon successes and how he did not let cancer keep him from his dream.

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This new Level 3 nonfiction All Aboard Reading book tells the almost-impossible-to-believe story of an all-star athlete who, at age 25, was diagnosed with cancer throughout his body. Yet Lance Armstrong persevered through chemotherapy and true grit to overcome his disease and to win the 1999 Tour de France.

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Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages   47
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.88" Width: 6.66" Height: 0.15"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 25, 2000
Publisher   Grosset & Dunlap
Age  9-12
ISBN  044842407X  
ISBN13  9780448424071  
UPC  070918003998  

Availability  0 units.

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KRISTIN ARMSTRONG is a mother, a writer, and a runner. She has written five previous books, and her work has appeared in "USA Today, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parenting," and the "Austin American-Statesman." She is a contributing editor for "Runner's World" magazine and keeps a weekly blog, "Mile Markers." Kristin has run seven marathons and one ultramarathon. She lives in Austin, Texas, and Santa Barbara, California, with her three children, Luke, Grace, and Isabelle.

Kristin Armstrong currently resides in Austin, in the state of Texas.

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A children's book with a lesson about life  Aug 24, 2005
The book by Kristin Armstrong is geared for elementary school aged children. It speaks in clear and simple language about the onset of a serious disease to an athlete of great renown. Her lessons of dealing with adversity and overcoming it and then doing something positive to help others are important for young children and open the door for open, positive discussions with the child.
You should read about Lance.  May 10, 2005
Lances fried gets in recke and dise. In this book Lace gets very sick.
Really good book  Oct 10, 2001
I bought this book for my 8 yr old. He really liked it. In fact, he used it for a book report. It is well written. It tells Lance's story at a level appropriate for children. Buy it.
Great Children's Book  May 26, 2001
Just read this book to a 3 1/2 year old boy that I babysit. He loved it and was so interested in the story the entire time. I also enjoyed reading about Lance's life and felt I learned a bit about his struggles. The child I read it too loved the pictures and asked many questions about racing. He was very interested in the motorcylces, Fabio's death, cycling in the rain and Luke at the end. Kristen thank you for writing about your family's life. Hope you write more children's books.
Kids' Books Should Be Like This!  Oct 18, 2000
Having read "It's Not About The Bike" while I was having chemo this summer, I was interested to see what this telling would be like. It's a great story, very well told. Some great photos and illustrations. The final photo is a real cracker - it just radiates LIFE! How come when I was a kid there weren't any books like this to make learing to read a real pleasure. Thanks, Lance for the example and the inspiration; and thanks Kristin for a beautifully written book.

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