50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (And True!) Stories by Saundra Mitchell
  

50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (And True!) Stories

Written by Saundra Mitchell
Illustrated by

Synopsis

50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (And True!) Stories by Saundra Mitchell

A collection of biographies of some of the most influential, important, and intrepid figures in history and today. This title covers a wide range of amazing and diverse kids. From such recognisable names as Venus Williams, Beethoven, and Pocahontas, to some you may not know, like Gabrielle Turnquist, the eighteen-year-old lawyer from Britain, or Lydia Ko, who became a professional golfer at the age of sixteen. To help engage reluctant readers, bonus content including activities, factoids, quizzes, and a glossary will make for an enhanced reading experience, and provide excellent ancillary materials for classrooms.

Reviews

Praise for They Did What? 50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (and True!) Stories Why should grown-ups get all the historical, scientific, athletic, cinematic, and artistic glory? Choosing exemplars from both past and present, Mitchell includes but goes well beyond Alexander the Great, Anne Frank, and like usual suspects to introduce a host of lesser-known luminaries . . . for readers whose fires need lighting, there's motivational kindling on nearly every page. A breezy, bustling bucketful of courageous acts and eye-popping feats. --Kirkus Reviews

This impressively broad and engaging collection of brief biographies ranges thousands of years of human history, around the world, and across a variety of disciplines that include intellectual and athletic achievements . . . Accompanied by Petrus

--family, social class, disability, or extraordinary talent, for instance--to make the achievements sensible as well as relevant to contemporary readers. --Booklist

About the Author

Saundra Mitchell is absolutely, completely, totally crazy about history. If you come to her hometown of Indianapolis, she'll show you the streets named after 19th century trolley stops, where Civil War prisoners were kept, and where the first European cemetery in town used to be. (That's right, they moved it! How creepy is that?) When she's not geeking out about history, she's writing novels for young adults, flipping out about pop culture with her best friend, and seriously embarrassing her kids. Find out more about her at www.saundramitchell.com and follow her on Twitter @SaundraMitchell.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Saundra Mitchell
More books by Saundra Mitchell

Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

1st March 2016

ISBN

9780147518132


I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****