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Kieran Modra

The way I see it

Kieran Modra, Andy Thurlow

Kieran Modra
What becomes of a country lad who loves daredevil adventure, only to discover that he is slowly losing his sight?

What courage does it take for him to pursue his dream of becoming an elite athlete representing his country?

Kieran Modra's inspiring story tells us about a shy country boy in a city boarding school, an adolescent struggling with his identity as he comes to terms with a disability, and the Australian athlete standing atop a dais as he accepts his gold medal.

Praise for Kieran Modra:
'Kieran Modra: The way I see it is a fantastic read, which not only highlights the bravery and resilience of a boy going blind, but simultaneously traces the history and rise in popularity of the Paralympics and the progress in human understanding of vision impairment and what can be achieved with a positive can-do attitude. Every cyclist - no, every Australian - needs to read this book to enjoy what it means to represent this wonderful country. Kieran's story is an emotional roller coaster and written with great sensitivity so the reader emerges with a deeper understanding of disability and a reminder of the power of the human spirit. A wonderful book about an extraordinary Australian athlete.' - Anna Meares, Australian Olympic, World, Commonwealth and National Cycling Champion

'Kieranís story needs to be read and is worthy of our attention. It is sensitively handled by a balanced and diligent author. Readers will come away with their spirits uplifted.' - Ian Hauser, The Footy Almanac

Andy Thurlow is a retired primary school teacher, having taught in both private and government schools throughout Australia. Born in the Channel Islands he now lives in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. He is married with two children.
Category Biography/Autobiography/True Stories
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743055250
Extent 272 pages
Price: AU$34.95 including GST
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