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Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

True, inspirational and amazing tales of boys and girls who stood up and stood out.

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ISBN 9781787476523
Barcode 9781787476523
Published 23 October 2018 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Winter, Quinton
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ISBN-13 9781787476523
ISBN-10 1787476529
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Publication Date 23 October 2018
International Publication Date 18 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Winter, Quinton
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Popular Culture
Social & Cultural History
Men's Studies
Advice On Parenting
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 196mm
Height: 251mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 844g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Men - Juvenile literature, Women - Juvenile literature, Individuality - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 305.3
Catalogue Code 943727

Description of this Book

Bjoerk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow? This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go. Following the runaway success of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true. Like Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, this is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and inspirational book of amazing stories of amazing people, that will delight sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, and give them the courage to be themselves.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Offer[s] a refreshing twist . . . and will encourage young boys to resist the gender stereotypes that can damage men as much as women. * Daily Express (Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different) * [Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different] will help to inspire a younger generation to understand that you don't have to be tough, strong and a dragon killer to be worthwhile. * Stylist * [The stories] coalesce into a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement. * Financial Times (Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different) * This book [Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different] can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different. * Benjamin Zephaniah *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ben Brooks (Author) Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Bulgaria. He is the author of several books, including Grow Up, Lolito, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2015, and the runaway international bestseller Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different. Quinton Winter (Illustrator) Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist and colourist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Gogglebox, 2000AD, Vertigo Comics, Mojo and the BBC.

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