Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

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‘Voice of Masters Track and Field’ Recommends ‘Marvelous Maggie’ for Veteran Athletes, too

'The Voice' of Masters Track and Field, Ken Stone, reviewed 'Maggie' on

Ken Stone sees ‘Maggie’ being popular with masters athletes.

The Voice of Masters Track and Field has spoken, and Ken Stone says…

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is a “marvelous” and “vivid” story that will rekindle “the youthful joy” of achievement for all athletes, from nine to 99 years-young.

In a glowing review posted on, Stone, a living legend in the world of senior athletics, admits to “getting a little teary-eyed at times” while reading the story of Maggie Steele, the gutsy Kansas farm girl who overcomes tragedy and soars to new heights as a storybook pole-vaulter.

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon“I was impressed,” Stone writes. “Mostly for how [author Grant Overstake] got into the mind of a Kansas farm girl. But especially his eye for detail. Grant vividly describes track meets and vaulting.”

While Maggie is technically a young adult novel, Stone adds, “I could see this book being popular with masters athletes as well.”

In fact, Stone was in the process of reading Maggie Vaults Over the Moon during the recent USATF Masters National Track and Field Championships, in which he competed as an athlete and wrote about for his international readership. Continue reading