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Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World Without Killing Dragons (Hardback)

By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Wintor, Quinton

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Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Quercus Editions Ltd., a Hachette UK company.

ISBN 9780762465927
Barcode 9780762465927
Published 25 September 2018 by Running Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780762465927
ISBN-10 0762465921
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Running Press
Imprint Running Press Kids
Publication Date 25 September 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Illustrated by Wintor, Quinton
Category History
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 249mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 599g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Men, Boys, Heroes
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 910481

Description of this Book

800x600 Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things. You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression. It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Filled with interesting stories about boys (and men) that contributed and changed the world in their own ways, this text is sure to inspire young readers and show them that there are many, many different ways to make a difference.--Booklist

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Author's Bio

Ben Brooks is the author of several books, including Grow Up, Lolito, Hurra, and Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different. Quinton Winter is a British illustrator, artist, and colorist. He has worked for many clients including the Guardian newspaper, Walker Books, Vertigo Comics, and the BBC.

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