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Boy in Motion: Rick Hansen's Story

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As a young boy, Rick Hansen loved to fish and play ball. At 15, an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.However,Rick was a very determined young man. He’d still fish and play ball and live out his dreams — he’d just learn to do them differently. Boy in Motion shows how Rick literally set his dreams in motion made them come to life. Sensitive text and lovely wate ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 15th 2008 by Greystone Books (first published January 15th 2007)
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Mar 06, 2011 Esther rated it really liked it
Published in 2007 by Douglas & McIntyre
Interest Level: 3rd-5th Grade

This is a picture book about Rick Hansen and his story as a child that becomes a paraplegic after a car accident. The story covers his life before the accident, the accident, recovery, and the his adult life. Although this story tends to err on the positive sides of things and the illustrations gloss over the negative portions of the story, there are still elements of sadness, grief, loneliness, and real emotions that Rick g
Apr 10, 2015 Siomara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book teaches a great lesson, on how when people are faced with struggles they must simply keep going no matter how hard it gets. The boy who used to be able to walk,run and so much more thought it was over for him but he found out he didn't have to give up the things he loved.
Jun 20, 2010 Shellee rated it it was ok
A story about overcoming obstacles. This book is based on the life of Rick Hansen and is about how a boy who once could run and walk faced life with a meaning after a fateful accident.
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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.

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