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by Devon Harris

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Devon Harris
ISBN: 0976408244
ISBN13: 978-0976408246
Language: English
Publisher: Waterhouse Publishing (February 15, 2006)
Pages: 48
Fb2 eBook: 1545 kb
ePub eBook: 1209 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jamaica is a tropical island famous for sun, sea and surf yet they produced one of the most popular teams in the history of the Winter Olympics.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Support? They didn’t have any. Many people laughed at them and thought they were a joke. Money? They didn’t have any. They sold T-shirts to raise the funds they needed.

Also, I think that parents who saw the team on the news will enjoy sharing their memories of these events with their child. I think the book means don't give up on your dream keep trying.

Yes I Can is the story of the creation of the Jamaican bobsled team and their quest for gold at the 1988 Winter Olympics .

Yes I Can is the story of the creation of the Jamaican bobsled team and their quest for gold at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. With dogged determination and an unwavering belief in themselves and in each other, Devon Harris, Michael White, Dudley Stokes and Chris Stokes achieved the impossible by qualifying as members of their nation’s first Winter Olympic Team. Yes, I Can teaches children and youth to dream big dreams, believe in themselves and to persevere despite inevitable obstacles.

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Devon Harris OLY (born 1964) is a Jamaican retired bobsledder and military officer

Devon Harris OLY (born 1964) is a Jamaican retired bobsledder and military officer. He was one of the founding members of the Jamaica national bobsled team, which first competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Harris wrote the 2008 children's book, Yes, I can! : the story of the Jamaican bobsled team, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes and in 2010 published his l motivational book; Keep On Pushing: Hot Lessons From Cool Runnings. In 2006, Harris founded the Keep On Pushing Foundation which supports the education of kids in disadvantaged communities.

Yes, I Can! is composed in verse and chronicles the experiences of the original team members who, with a strong belief in themselves and each other as well as a "can do" attitude, became the first to represent their island nation in the Winter Olympic Games, which were held in Calgary, Canada in 1988. The book is intended for children ranging in the.

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He is the author of the motivational children’s book, Yes, I Can! and the al motivational book Keep On Pushing: Hot Lesson From Cool Runnings.

Biography and booking information for Devon Harris, Member of First Jamaican Bobsled Team; Featured in Hit . He is the author of the motivational children’s book, Yes, I Can! and the al motivational book Keep On Pushing: Hot Lesson From Cool Runnings.

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Devon Harris is a Jamaican retired bobsledder and military officer. He now works as a motivational public speaker and writer. Harris wrote the 2008 children's book, Yes, I can! : the story of the Jamaican bobsled team, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes.

Jamaica is a tropical island famous for sun, sea and surf yet they produced one of the most popular teams in the history of the Winter Olympics. Support? They didn’t have any. Many people laughed at them and thought they were a joke. Money? They didn’t have any. They sold T-shirts to raise the funds they needed. Equipment? They didn’t have any. They rented an old inferior sled in order to compete. With dogged determination and a belief in themselves and each other they did the impossible by qualifying as the members of their nation’s first Winter Olympic Team. With personal and national pride on the line these underdogs competed fiercely at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada . The awesome foursome did not win a medal but they won the heart of the entire world. They have taught us that we can still succeed against seemingly insurmountable odds if we believe in ourselves and say “Yes, I Can!”
Comments to eBook Yes, I Can!
Pemand
This book is pretty verbose and the poems were a stretch throughout much of the book. It would be really hard for children to really read along. My children are Jamaican so I wanted them to have a book that tied back to their roots but unfortunately this fell a bit flat. I will say, I bought this book used and it's actually signed by Devon Harris which is fun. I'm happy they will have it and am hoping that when they are older they will enjoy it more.
Questanthr
I bought this to give to my grandson who is part Jamaican. I expected a story in prose format. Instead, it is written as a poem, making it awkward to follow the author's story and giving it a Dr. Seuss quality. I will be returning it, which is unfortunate because the story of the Jamaican bobsled team is nothing short of remarkable.
Ranicengi
I loved it! It has great detail and made me feel like what it might have been like to be a bobsled Olympian. It talks about working hard, teamwork and the message of never giving up. It is so exciting!
Mr.jeka
This book is great! Devon Harris tells his true story of the Jamaican Bobsled team's Olympic quest. The story is easy to read with a poetic rhythm. The illustrations enhance the story, showing the contrast between, fun in the sun on a Jamaican beach and the extreme cold, icy, snowy conditions of Calgary. I would recommend this book to anyone who dares to dream big, anyone who is faced with a challenge and needs a little push.
Eng.Men
This is an excellent read for kids and adults. The story is inspirational with a powerful message about courage, drive and determination. It teaches both children and adults the importance of staying true to your heart, your goals and what winning really means. Winning is not measured in a 1st place prize rather in self-esteem, courage and teamwork. The book is colorful, energetic and easy to read. Definitely add this one to your collection.
crazy mashine
This is a feel good book about an incredible story with amazing people. They dream big and accomplish their dreams through hard work, lots of teamwork and a strong focus. Even through a rough crash they finish the race in a very powerful way. The book shares the message that if you put your mind to it you can do it. It's great.
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