Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World

Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World Ainslie Manson Ron Lightburn
  • Title: Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World
  • Author: Ainslie Manson Ron Lightburn
  • ISBN: 9781553655299
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World Ainslie Manson Ron Lightburn Roll On Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World The remarkable story of Rick Hansen s Man in Motion World Tour and all the big dreams it inspired As Rick Hansen wheels around the globe on his incredible Man in Motion World Tour the children h
    The remarkable story of Rick Hansen s Man in Motion World Tour 8212 and all the big dreams it inspired.As Rick Hansen wheels around the globe on his incredible Man in Motion World Tour, the children he meets are encouraged to dream their own dreams and work to make them come true In China, after meeting Rick, Lin, who longs to be a ballerina, pictures herself leapingThe remarkable story of Rick Hansen s Man in Motion World Tour 8212 and all the big dreams it inspired.As Rick Hansen wheels around the globe on his incredible Man in Motion World Tour, the children he meets are encouraged to dream their own dreams and work to make them come true In China, after meeting Rick, Lin, who longs to be a ballerina, pictures herself leaping gracefully over a wall as high as the Great Wall of China Back in Canada, Jack makes great progress in his wheelchair 8212 even learning to do a wheelie 8212 as he eagerly awaits his hero s return.On the eve of its twenty fifth anniversary, Rick Hansen s compelling journey is retold for young readers and brought to life in this beautifully illustrated book It is a story of triumph, adventure, and enormous personal challenge Readers travel with Rick, glimpsing not just the joys but all the ups and downs and the aches and pains that he endured on the 43,000 kilometre journey.Readers also discover little known facts of the great journey They learn that Rick wheeled the equivalent of three marathons a day and went through ninety four pairs of gloves And they learn about the gift of a song that Rick and his team sang or hummed kilometre after kilometre The lively text and enchanting illustrations combine to bring to life Rick s amazing feat and the impact it has had on children everywhere.
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    About Ainslie Manson Ron Lightburn


    1. I grew up in Hudson Heights near Montreal I had a happy outdoorsy kind of childhood I rode horses at a farm across the road I rode my bike to school, and to the store and to the library We didn t have a family car until I was ten.I loved books as a child but because of the war, I had few of my own A little like Sally in my story, Just Like New I had really poor eyesight a little like Allison in my story Ballerinas Don t Wear Glasses and when I was in about Grade Four, an eccentric eye doctor informed my mother that I should be reading nothing but essential school work Probably because of that skimpy beginning, I now read voraciously In my school days, I spent a great deal of time staring out the window, deep in daydreams I was extremely shy and hated it when the teachers asked me questions I was happiest when we had a subject called Composition I loved making up stories I also kept a diary Writing in my diary was like sharing secrets with a best friend.After high school I could have and probably should have gone right on to university, but in those days it meant taking math I couldn t face that So instead, I worked and then traveled I didn t cover the whole world, but I saw a good deal of it And I wrote about my experiences every night.Back in Montreal, I met my husband He was a Vancouverite and had come to Montreal to do his medical internship During his training we lived in the States for several years and it was while we were there that I finally realized I wanted to make some sort of writing into a full time career Full time university was out because I had a day job, so I took a three year creative writing course that I could work on in the evenings We eventually settled in Vancouver where I wrote badly for magazines, and then better for newspapers It wasn t until my life was totally chaotic with three active sons and hardly any free time that I found my true genre writing for kids.The boys are grown up now, but there is still a lot of coming and going at our house Fortunately I have my own study and I always want to stay when I step in the door Two dogs usually lie sleeping by my fireplace On my favorite kind of day, I get up early, walk the dogs along the sea, then come home and write I can see the sea from my study, so I STILL stare out the window and daydream


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    1. Nice book Having been only four in 1985, what I knew about the day to day of Rick Hansen s world tour was pretty much nothing Thanks to this book, I m a little better informed

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