Heroic Stories

Heroic Stories

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Compelling tales of courage and achievement This incredible collection contains twenty-three inspirational extracts that depict defining moments in the lives of the great and the good. Heroic men and women such as Martin Luther King, Marie Curie, Charles Lindbergh, Anne Frank, Louis Pasteur and Dian Fossey set a wonderful example for young readers. All these stories concern acts of great courage - whether against the elements, the authorities, the enemy or physical difficulty - that are both moving and motivational for young readers.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 286g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753412519
  • 9780753412510

Table of contents

Test Flight Drama - Charles Lindbergh (from Autobiography of Values); Sister to the Poor - Patricia Reilly Giff (from Mother Teresa); Rescue on the Eiger - Chris Bonington (from I Chose to Climb); "The Brilliant Iola" - Dorothy Sterling (from Black Foremothers); Struck by an Iceberg - Archibald Gracie (from Titanic - A Survivor's Story); The Small Woman - Alan Burgess; The Letter "A" - Christy Brown (from My Left Foot); The Struggle is My Life - S. R. "Mac" Maharaj; Children of the Siege - Pauline Cutting; A Testament of Hope - Dr Martin Luther King Jr; Woman in the Mists - Farley Mowat; Escape from Colditz - Major P. R. Reid (from Colditz - The Full Story); "Addled Youth" - Ronald W. Clark (from Edison: The Man Who Made the Future); Come Hell or High Water - Clare Francis; Antarctic Christmas - Captain Robert F. Scott (from The Voyage of the Discovery); The Mysterious Rays - Angela Bull (from Marie Curie); The Thames Tunnel - John Pudney (from Brunel and His World); Adventure in the Crimea - Mary Seacole (from Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole); First on the Moon - Gene Farmer & Dora Jane Hambling; A Family in Hiding - Anne Frank (from The Diary of Anne Frank); Forgotten - Peggy Say & Peter Knobler; Rescue Mission - Anthony Masters; A Medical Revolution - Madeleine P. Grant (from Louis Pasteur).show more

About Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters was a popular writer of children's novels including Badger, the Green Watch series, as well as collections of short stories such as his Tales to Tell in the Dark series. His novels and thrillers for adults also won critical acclaim, as did his biographies. He published a number of titles with Kingfisher, including two I Am Reading books that are a lasting success. Chris Molan is a versatile illustrator whose realistic and accurately detailed drawings bring both the historical and contemporary subjects of these stories to life.show more

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