Extraordinary People A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals by Michael Hearst
  

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Extraordinary People A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals by Michael Hearst

Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as:Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses The Iceman, the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 years Sam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls for $75 Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole alone Roy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning 7 times These intriguing facts and hundreds more await curious readers, amateur historians and anyone who aspires to the altogether extraordinary!

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An amazing collection of the famous and infamous, known and unknown. --School Library Connection

About the Author

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, whose albums include Planets and As Smart As We Are, and his solo works include Songs for Ice Cream Trucks and Songs for Unusual Creatures. He is the author of Chronicle's successful Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earths Strangest Animals. Aaron Scamihorn is an illustrator, designer and screen printer based out of Indianapolis, IN. He operates his business under the name Ronlewhorn Industries. With a passion for digital portraiture mixed with a love affair with typography and serigraphy, he has created screen printed gig posters for the likes of CAKE, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and the Dropkick Murphys. His work has been featured in magazines such as Usbek et Rica and Carne Mag as well as the unique honor of a feature in Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2013. Always looking for interesting challenges and new opportunities, Aaron is now able to check off 'childrens book' from his bucket list.

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Format

Hardback
112 pages

Author

Michael Hearst
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

12th May 2015

ISBN

9781452127095


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