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Schwartz, David Supergrandpa.

ISBN 0-688-16296-7. New York: Mulberry Books, 1991. $4.95. This book is based on the true story of 66-year-old Gustaf Hakansson, who defied the odds and competed in a 1,094 mile bicycle race in Sweden. Cycling day and night, Gustaf finished first. A little girl who saw him along the route named him "Supergrandpa." Gustaf shattered stereotypes as he captured the hearts of his countrymen. This inspirational story illustrates an active, capable older person, and helps children identify activities they can do throughout life.

Grades 1-3
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