Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals (Hardcover)

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By Michael Hearst, Aaron Scamihorn (Illustrator)
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Description


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!

About the Author


Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is the author of Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals and is the founding member of the band One Ring Zero. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Aaron Scamihorn is an illustrator, designer, and screen printer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. He operates his business under the name Ronlewhorn Industries.

Praise For…


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

"This engaging collection of brief, breezy biographies quickly becomes addictive."-Booklist, starred review

"Sneakily inspiring. Hearst will change lives with this book."--Mary Roach, NYT bestselling author of Stiff, Spook, and Gulp

"I wish I had this book when I was a kid."--Rodney Mullen, World Skateboarding Champion and author of The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself

"Hearst has knack for delivering facts the way kids and teens like them-quick and fun."--School Library Journal Curriculum Connections

"An engaging and informative collection."-Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452127095
ISBN-10: 1452127093
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English