Non-Fiction: Amazing Athletes

Author Illustrator Publisher
 Marie-Claude Oullet    Owlkids Books

Readers will be truly inspired by the stories of these remarkable Canadian paralympic athletes.  

Read this fascinating book about our talented and dedicated Canadian athletes who each have to overcome a physical challenge to become elite at their sport.  Learn how a young man, blind from birth, was inspired to become an athlete by Terry Fox and a young woman born with part of her left arm missing, went on to win a gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games! How did these ‘paralympic’ games come about anyway?  Understand the importance of the Games and the difference they have made and continue to make in the lives of so many high-performance athletes.


  • What does the word “paralympic” mean?
  • What motivated these incredible young people to train at the elite level and become champion athletes? 
  • What awakened their competitive nature? 
  • How did they get involved in the Games? 
  • Are any of the paralympians in this book from BC?


SD20 Webster Elementary Red Cedar Readers

Amazing Athletes was an okay book. It’s about athletes who have disabilities who play in the paralympics. This book tells you about many different paralympic athletes and sports. If you are in Grade 5+ and interested in sports, this book is for you.

I liked this book because it was different but the same as the sport. l would recommend it to people that like sports because it is so cool to see how you would play your favorite sports. Overall I liked this book. l give it ⅘.

I liked the book Amazing Athletes, which is a book about paralympic games.  I liked how it included all of the sports. I recommend this book to people who enjoy learning about different sports. Overall, I rate his book a 4/5 .

The Red Cedar Book, Amazing Athletes is a very inspirational book about athletes who compete in the Paralympic Games. It has lots of information and an easy layout for reading. I would recommend this book to people between the ages of nine and thirteen. I rate this book four out of five stars because it is a pretty good book, but not a super good one. I hope that you read this book and enjoy it.

This book was decent. It was interesting how they made a version for almost every sport for disabled people. I think it was cool how it went through many people that were in the Paralympics and talked a lot  about them. I would recommend this book for people that like the Olympic Games and want to learn more interesting facts. I would rate this book 3 out of 5.