Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children: Shortlist 2004
This first book for young readers about Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope, written by one of Canada's best-known writers for young adults, is a blending of fact and fiction, fully endorsed by The Terry Fox Foundation. In his trademark page-turning style, Eric Walters tells the story of Winston MacDonald. In trouble again after a suspension from school and a runaway attempt, Winston is sent to spend time with his father, a journalist who is heading to Nova Scotia to cover a human-interest story about a man trying to run across the country. When Winston meets Terry Fox and his best friend, Doug, he's impressed by their determination to achieve what seems like an impossible goal. But will their inspiring story be enough to make Winston change his ways?
"He gave us a dream as big as our country."
"I am honoured to have been able to write Terry's story, and to have helped, in a small way, to raise funds for ongoing research to find a cure for cancer."
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