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Lucas at the Paralympics

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Lucas at the Paralympics by Igor Plohl
Hardcover $17.99
Jun 08, 2021 | ISBN 9780823447657

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“Slovenian author Plohl’s picture book introduces young readers to the Paralympic Games. . . . Plohl also fell from a ladder and became paraplegic, like the character Lucas, and his book raises awareness for children about physical disabilities. Illustrations by Slovenian artist Sonc are brightly colored with cartoon animals that pop off the page.”Booklist 
Šonc’s brightly colored illustrations depict a variety of anthropomorphic animals happily competing in the events, from blind running and goalball to para swimming, sitting volleyball, para archery, and more. Additional text and sidebars at the end explain the events of the Winter Paralympics. Plohl, disabled following a spinal injury, provides accessible explanations that, at least in translation, celebrate paralympic athletes without sentimentality or pity, while Šonc’s illustrations make the basics of the sports clear. A thoughtful and educational addition to the picture book canon, and a necessary purchase for all libraries.” School Library Journal

“A cheery and informative introduction to the Paralympic Games.”Kirkus Reviews

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