The book of heroes : tales of history's most daring dudes
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- ISBN: 1426325541
- ISBN: 9781426325540
- ISBN: 1426325533
- ISBN: 9781426325533
175 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 
|General Note:||Includes index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Leading men -- Legendary lads -- Game changers -- Heroes for hire -- Peace heroes -- Action heroes -- Inspiring minds -- Outstanding animals.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Everybody needs a role model! Discover the true stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and many more daring dudes, all of whom played their part to make their mark, make a contribution, and make the world a better place. From Abraham Lincoln to Sitting Bull, Stephen Hawking to Galileo, these cool guys had the boldness, bravery, and brains to meet the challenges of their day. With a fun design, engaging text, and high-quality photographs, this is ultimate hero guide and keepsake for 21st century kids,"--Amazon.com.|
|Target Audience Note:||
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 January #1
Though many of the hundred or so "daring dudes" presented here are high-profile historic heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Galileo, and Jackie Robinson, there's a strong admixture of admirable figures from movies and mythology. Included, too, are 9/11 first responders and other "ordinary people who did extraordinary things in extreme situations," not to mention heroic animals and a number of "Gutsy Gals" (more of those in the companion Book of Heroines, 2016). The result is an exceptionally diverse gallery of inspirational role models. The entries, grouped under headings like "Leading Men" and "Peace Heroes," range in length and come with a portrait, usually photographic. Readers who don't see themselves as another Gandhi or Michael Jordan (or Harry Potter) may find the feats of the anonymous "Tank Man" of Tiananmen Square or Joseph Zito, an elevator operator who saved nearly 150 workers from the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, more in reach. After all, as Boyer observes, Achilles had his heel, and even George Washington lost more battles than he won. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
CRISPIN BOYER lives in Xcalak, a small fishing village in Mexico, where he writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife live with their flock of hens, a turkey, two roosters, and a guard goose.
His 2013 cover story for National Geographic Kids magazine, Return of the Missing Lynx, won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article, Youth/Teen. The American Library Association chose his book This or That? as one of 2015's top picks for reluctant young-adult readers.
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|Subject:||Heroes Biography Juvenile literature