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Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Terry Fox

By: Elizabeth MacLeod
Illustrated by: Mike Deas
  • ISBN 9781443182065, Hardcover
  • 32 Pages | Ages 6 to 10

Terry Fox’s remarkable story, just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope!

The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians, whose achievements and legacies have inspired and changed the lives of those that followed them.

In Meet Terry Fox, the legendary story of how Terry Fox came to run the Marathon of Hope is chronicled: —his love of sports as a child and teenager; his devastating bone cancer diagnosis; the hospital stay that inspired him to do something to raise awareness about this disease; the poignant moment he dipped his artificial leg in the waters of St. John’s, Newfoundland; and the heartbreaking moment he ended his run. This was also the moment his truly inspiring legacy began.

Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Terry Fox couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this unforgettable story to life!

Rights Sold

French (N. Amer) – Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

• Terry Fox is one of Canada’s most beloved heroes, famous around the world.
• 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s remarkable Marathon of Hope.
• The Scholastic Canada Biography is a fresh take on his story.


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2021
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, Top Recommended Read, 2021