Fire on the Water: The Red-hot Career of Superstar Rower Ned Hanlan

Fire on the Water: The Red-hot Career of Superstar Rower Ned Hanlan

by Wendy A. Lewis

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How did the son of Irish immigrants outrow blueblood scullers from Oxford and Cambridge to become one of the most famous athletes of his time? Award-winning author Wendy A. Lewis recounts the compelling story of the "Boy in Blue," from his childhood on the Toronto Islands, where he rowed himself to school on the mainland every day, to laurels won around the world.

Selected as an "Honour Book" - Red Maple Non-fiction Awards, 2009

[Fry Reading Level - 3.8

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552779064
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication date: 03/16/2011
Series: Lorimer Recordbooks Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
Sales rank: 1,063,583
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

WENDY A. LEWIS is the author of Graveyard Girl, an award-winning collection of stories for teens, In Abby's Hands, and the "Recordbooks" volume Fire on the Water: The Red-Hot Career of Superstar Rower Ned Hanlan, as well as several popular picture books. She lives in Uxbridge, Ontario, with her family, where she also teaches writing.

Table of Contents


1. The Rowing Boy

2. Boy of the Island

3: Champion of Toronto Bay

4. Champion of Ontario

5. The Hanlan Club

6. From Outlaw to Hero

7. Standing Up to the Big Boys

8. Taking on America

9. The Boy in Blue Races Britain's Best

10. Dirty Tricks

11. Champion of the World

12. The Challengers

13. Coming Home



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