Superstars of History

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/26/2014
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction
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Discover fun facts about the greatest figures from history through Basher's fresh and unique illustration style.
History doesn't just happen; it was created by a crazy crew of characters from way back when. Find out why Archimedes said "Eureka!" in the bathtub, how Thomas Edison changed the world, and whether or not Einstein's brain was bigger than an ordinary guy's. Discover what Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela did that made them famous for being so good, and what Attila the Hun, Hitler, and Stalin did that made them infamous for being so bad. Learn about great leaders like Charlemagne and George Washington and bold ones like Caesar and William the Conqueror. Superstars of History will feature fun text, loads of facts, and Basher's cool illustrations to bring history's greatest characters to life for 8 to12 year olds.

Author Biography

Dr. Jacob Field is a young historian and the author of One Bloody Thing After Another and We Shall Fight on the Beaches: the Speeches that Inspired History, both published by Michael O’Mara. Based at Cambridge University, his doctoral thesis was on the Great Fire of London. In addition to academic articles, Jacob has written a children’s book, Quiz Whiz: History, and has contributed to several mass market illustrated books.

With more than two millions copies sold around the world and 25 books in print, Basher is the first name in children’s science illustration.

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