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Elizabeth MacLeod

Elizabeth McLeod is the author of many notable Canadian non-fiction titles including Canada Year by Year and the critically acclaimed biographies Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive LifeLucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life; and George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and enjoys reading, swimming, theatre and tap dancing.

Meet Tom Longboat
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Meet Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner who broke world records... on his own terms!

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 a 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.

This picture book will introduce young readers to a brave and fascinating man whose legacy as Canada’s foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day.  

This new biography series features accessible text, full-colour illustrations, with historical notes and timelines that provide even more information on Tom Longboat’s background and incredible accomplishments.

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Recommended ages: 6-10.

Themes/Key Ideas: Biography, Sports, Canada, Indigenous Canadians, Social Topics, Prejudice & Racism.

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32 pages

Authentic Canadian Content
$16.99

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Voici Tom Longboat
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Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

Voici Tom Longboat, originaire des Six Nations en Ontario, un coureur onondaga renommé dans le monde entier qui a battu les records et brisé les stéréotypes.

En avril 1907, par une journée glaciale et venteuse, Tom Longboat remporte le célèbre marathon de Boston, battant à plate couture une foule de coureurs hors pair. Par la suite, il a pulvérisé record après record et s'est fait des légions d'admirateurs au Canada et dans le monde entier. Mais Tom était bien plus qu'un athlète inspirant : il s'est engagé durant la Première Guerre mondiale et a combattu vaillamment. Tom était aussi un père de famille et un citoyen dévoué. Il n'a pas gagné toutes ses courses, mais il a toujours marché la tête haute.

Durant sa carrière, Tom a toujours pris ses propres décisions… et il a connu le succès par ses propres moyens.

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Recommended Ages: 6-10.

This book is available in English as Meet Tom Longboat.

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32 Pages

Authentic Canadian Content
$16.99

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