Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the WorldÆs Most Fascinating Individuals


What makes someone extraordinary?
 
Inside this book, you’ll find stories of extraordinary people like:
Evel Knievel: who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound busses;
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 seven times; and
Larry Walters: who used 40 helium balloons and a lawn chair to carry himself into the sky.
 
These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious readers, amateur historians, and anyone who has ever thought about doing something weird.

Love this? Share it around!

ISBN:

9781452127095

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

112

Dimensions:

21cm x 27cm

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

Kids & Young Adult

Publisher:

Chronicle Books

Published:

01 March 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Hearst