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Title:
Mario Lemieux : own the ice
Author:
Stewart, Mark.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A biography of the hockey superstar who overcame injury, disease, and even aging to return to the rink.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761325550
Format :
Book

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A biography of the hockey superstar who overcame injury, disease, and even aging to return to the rink.


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Gr. 5^-8. This biography of Lemieux, the Canadian-born hockey star of the Pittsburgh Penguins, will have wide appeal to fans of the sport. The readable text describes Lemieux's early discovery of his natural talent and the training and successes that helped him turn his passion into a career. At age 27, after leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to several Stanley Cup play-offs, including two championships, Lemieux was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Fortunately, he has made a full recovery. The accessible text moves beyond the typical athlete's chronology by describing Lemieux's drive and attitude toward the game and giving readers a sense of what it takes to succeed at that level. There are plenty of nicely reproduced photos and quotes (some by Lemieux), and the book features small boxes listing lesser-known facts about the athlete's stats. This well-written biography is an inspirational portrait of an athlete who is confident, courageous, driven, and compassionate. Helen Rosenberg