A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games by Lori Alexander
Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this young readers biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives.
Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled “incurables,” Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. The young doctor believed—and eventually proved—that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games.
Told with moving text and lively illustrations, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped create, this story of the man who saved lives through sports will inspire readers of all backgrounds.
- Publisher : Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1328580792
- ISBN-13 : 978-1328580795
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 1.32 pounds
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.58 x 10 inches