Christopher Reeve: Hollywood's Man of Courage

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Enslow, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
In the years after Christopher Reeve rocketed to stardom as Superman, he worked hard to regain an image as a serious actor, not a cardboard superhero. He also used his popularity and influence to support human rights, animal rights, the environment, and other causes. Reeve faced his greatest challenge of all when he was paralyzed from the neck down in a horseback riding accident. This book takes Reeve personally and professionally from his boyhood in Princeton, New Jersey, to his life as a wheelchair-bound actor, director, and activist who has given new meaning to the word hero.

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Ever since I was a little girl, I have adored Christopher Reeve and his portrayal of my favorite superhero of all-time! This book came me a fascinating insight into the man who made that character ... Read full review

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Up Up and Away 7
1958
Being Somebody Else
1966
Superman 28
Copyright

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Wren has been writing for young people since 1988 and has worked as an instructor for adults who also wish to write children's literature. She lives in a log home in the Northeast with her husband, Sean, their three children and many pets.

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