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Meet Tom Longboat  Cover Image Book Book

Meet Tom Longboat

MacLeod, Elizabeth (author.). Deas, Mike, 1982- (illustrator.).

Summary: "On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in an record-breaking four minutes, forty-six seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. After the peak of his running career, Tom volunteered for military service in World War I. He survived, and faced further challenges upon his return. But Tom Longboat continued to live his life on his own terms, and his legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day. This new biography series features accessible text, fully illustrated in colour, providing information on Tom Longboat's background and incredible accomplishments. Historical notes, photos and timelines support the narrative."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781443163910
  • Physical Description: 31pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portrait ; 24 cm
    regular print
  • Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2019.
Subject: Indian athletes -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Runners (Sports) -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Longboat, Tom -- 1887-1949 -- Juvenile literature
Genre: Biographies.

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