Coming April 2019!
Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them
written by Galadriel Watson, illustrated by Cornelia Li, published by Annick Press
These people did what?!
Join author Galadriel Watson as she takes us on a journey of discovery—a tour of the human body’s amazing abilities, featuring masters of muscle, speed demons, brain bosses and more! Extreme Abilities is a fun and fascinating survey of what humans are capable of and how these achievements are scientifically possible.
Short sketches of famous individuals from around the world and throughout history, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, are mixed with the amazing feats of others not-so-famous to draw readers in and bring these astounding abilities to life in vivid colour. Each chapter also features a section on how young readers can work at improving their own skills (and a section on how not to get hurt in the process), plus bite-sized related fast facts and sidebars.
Easy-to-follow explanations of anatomy, physics and other sciences are enhanced by Cornelia Li’s energetic and engaging artwork, and photos throughout further help to illustrate the awesome displays of the human body at work.
PURCHASE IT through your local bookstore or outlets like these:
- Mosaic Books (Kelowna): hardcover, paperback
- Monro’s Books (Victoria): hardcover, paperback
- Bolen Books (Victoria): hardcover, paperback
- Indigo: hardcover, paperback
Fascinating book of amazing humans! – Goodreads review
…who doesn’t love a fantastic (but mostly true!) story? Brief and entertaining. – Kirkus Review
…an interesting and well-researched journey of discovery. – Goodreads review
…very approachable. – Kiss the Book
Well done! – Goodreads review
…an excellent book for the elementary to middle-school-aged student that enjoys non-fiction material. – Youth Services Book Review
…any library will greatly benefit from this being shelved in their children’s section. – Goodreads review