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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 3 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9781787471986

A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess.

1 Prize for Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

The British Book Awards
2019 Shortlist: Children's Illustrated & Non-fiction Book of the Year

Alice O’Keeffe, Books Editor at The Bookseller, said: “Our shortlists this year took the judges from Georgian London to the Second World War to contemporary New York. There are books from exciting fresh voices at the very start of their career, contrasted with books from with well-established brand authors at the top of their game. These are the books that sum up 2018 but which, we think, will be read for years to come.”


4 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
13 Apr 2018

"a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement"

Daring to be different, in this collection of potted biographies, has various meanings. It can refer to overcoming a disability, rising above prejudice, inventing something that changed the world, or doing something beneficial to others... Some of the author’s choices are slam-dunk obvious: Galileo, Gandhi, Tesla, Mandela, Braille, Linnaeus, Wilde, Hawking. Some are less known: dolphin conservationist Ric O’Barry, limbless athlete Nick Vujicic, Sicilian anti-Mafia campaigner Luigi Ciotti. Together, their stories coalesce into a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement.