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 watercolor illustrations combine to create a story of courage and triumph that’s sure to inspire young readers everywhere.

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Ainslie Manson is the author of twelve books for children, including Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses, Just Like New, and Boy in Motion, which was about Hansen's youth and his coming to grips with his disability. Ainslie lives on Bowen Island, near Vancouver, British Columbia.

Renne Benoit is an award-winning artist who has illustrated many books for children, including Fraser Bear, Boy in Motion, Jason's Journey, and Goodbye to Griffith Street, which won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. She lives in southern Ontario with her husband and her two dogs.

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Luminous watercolours amplify this very fine biographical picture book in which the hero . . . is Canadian Rick Hansen, the 'man in motion' whose self-propelled wheelchair travels took him 40,075 kilometres around the globe . . . With an elegant economy of words, Ainslie Manson recounts Hansen's life as a boy who could never sit still, a boy who loved all sports and was mad about fishing. —Globe & Mail

(2007-03-31)

BC author Ainslie Manson tells the remarkable story of a man who never gave up on himself . . . Beautiful illustrations by Renne Benoit add to this touching tale of courage and inspiration. —Kitchener-Waterloo

(2007-04-14)

Hansen's life story, told briskly and unsappily here by Ainslie Manson with folksy paintings by Renne Benoit. Manson draws out Hansen's indefinable spirit and enormous drive as she presents the story of how the boy in motion grew up to be a hero. —Georgia Straight

(2007-04-19)

Well illustrated and offers a compelling and inspirational account of Hansen's fight to be as active as possible, mentioning his Man in Motion World Tour and his struggle to improve the quality of life for those with spinal-cord injuries . . . Definitely one to add to most collections because of its quality presentation of an important subject. —School Library Journal

(2008-08-01)

Boy in Motion will appeal to a juvenile audience up to age 16. The accompanying watercolor paintings by Renne Benoit which effectively illustrate Rick's story are truly masterful and poignant. Boy in Motion would be ideal for classes or topics on celebrating diversity, as well as adaptive learning and adaptive physical education. —Midwest Book Review

(2009-06-01)

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