A unique take on the extraordinary life of Australian FMX legend.
In the world of freestyle motocross, Robbie Maddison is truly a legend! From humble beginnings growing up in a small coastal town on the south coast of NSW to the roaring crowds on the world stage, the Robbie Maddison story is nothing short of inspirational!
It is many a kid’s dream to ride their motorbike over the biggest jumps or to safely attempt some new super-trick that defies the odds and Robbie is living that dream. This new book written and illustrated by world-renowned and award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Garry Fleming is simply captivating.
Based on actual events it tells the true story of Robbie’s childhood, his ambitions to become a global superstar and his hard work and dedication in getting there. The book has a number of important messages for kids who want to ‘dream big’ and includes some special words from Robbie himself, as well as a list of his many world record breaking jumps, stunts and feats.
“As a young boy from the south coast of Australia, I never thought it was possible for me to realise my dream I always fantasised about,” Maddison explains. “I was so similar to all the other kids and, although competitive and often the winner, I was never head and shoulders above my peers with ability. I just never lost sight of the dream I always wished would come true. After every successful jump, whether it was at the local BMX track, at our jumps we would make in the bush or at international FMX events, I always passed on the keys to those hesitant who shared a similar dream to me.
“A big part of my character has always wanted to pass on what I had learned to help those around me reach their dreams. After a long career, a great opportunity arose to work with the amazing award-winning author Garry Fleming. I felt this was the perfect play to pass on the most important message of all I had learnt, to believe in yourself and to never lose sight of what your heart truely desires. I had the opportunity to pass this on to those who need it the most, the unconditioned kids and stars of the future. Thank you, GF you have helped me give all my crazy adventures a deeper meaning, and for that I will always be great full to work with you, inspiring kids to be their best regardless of their ultimate dream.”
As the back cover of the book reads, ‘Robbie Maddison was an ordinary little boy who grew up in an ordinary house’, but this is no ordinary story! The Story Of Robbie Maddison children’s book is available from www.robbiemaddison.com and selected retailers at $24.95.