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Title Fantastic failures : true stories of people who changed the world by falling down first / written by Luke Reynolds.
Author Reynolds, Luke, author.
Publication New York : Aladdin ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Edition Beyond Words/Aladdin edition.
Description xv, 288 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Call # J 920.02 R
Audience Ages 8-12.
Summary "There is a lot of pressure in today's society for kids to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stress and anxiety his students suffered over grades, fitting in, and getting things right the first time. Fantastic Failures was created for these students to learn that their mistakes and failures do not define their whole lives, but help them grow into their potential. Kids will love learning about some of the well-known people who failed before succeeding and will come to understand that failure is a large component of success. With stories from people like J. K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Vincent Van Gogh, Julia Child, and Steven Spielberg, each profile just proves that the greatest mistakes and flops can turn into something amazing. Intermixed throughout the fun profiles, Reynolds spotlights great inventors and scientists who discovered and created some of the most important medicines, devices, and concepts of all time, including lifesaving vacines and medicines that were stumbled upon by mistake. Reynolds's engaging, youthful voice pulls kids into each anecdote much in the same way bestselling Girls Who Rocked the World and Boys Who Rocked the World do, making the teaching moments feel more like a friend just retelling a story. Each profile is followed up with advice on how to come back from your own flops and move forward to succeed"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents J.K. Rowling -- The flop files: Oprah Winfrey -- Nelson Mandela -- Ilhan Omar -- Seabiscuit -- The flop files: Sergeant Stubby (the dog) -- Albert Einstein -- Rosa Parks -- The flop files: Gillian Lynne -- Katherine Johnson -- The flop files: Steve Jobs -- Charles Dutton -- Elena Delle Donne -- The flop files: Ellen DeGeneres -- Om Prakash Gurjar -- The flop files: Salvador Castro -- Erik Weihernmayer -- Zuriel Oduwole -- The flop files: Vera Wang -- Vincent van Gogh -- James Dyson -- The flop files: Woodward Throwbacks -- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf -- The flop files: Malala Yousafzai -- Christopher Reeve -- Michelle Carter -- The flop files: George Cormack -- Steven Spielberg -- The flop files: Conan O'Brien -- Shamayim Harris -- Duke Kahanamoku -- The flop files: Derek Redmond -- Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah -- Maryam Mirzakhani -- The flop files: Dav Pilkey -- Kelvin Doe -- The flop files: Betty and Richard James -- Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Maya Angelou -- The flop files: John Lewis -- Sonia Sotomayor -- Frederick Douglass -- The flop files: Abraham Lincoln -- Temple Grandin -- The flop files: Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding -- Frida Kahlo -- Tom Ryan and Atticus M. Finch -- The flop files: Julia Child -- Marita Cheng -- The flop files: La fábrica -- Jane Goodall -- Luis Fernando Cruz -- The flop files: Emily Roebling -- Ang Lee -- Robby Novak -- The flop files: Ziad Ahmed.
Subject Celebrities -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Successful people -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Success -- Juvenile literature.
Failure (Psychology) -- Juvenile literature.
Celebrities. (OCoLC)fst00850072
Failure (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00919841
Success. (OCoLC)fst01137041
Successful people. (OCoLC)fst01137079
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9781582706641 (hardcover) :
1582706646 (hardcover)
9781582706658 (paperback)
1582706654 (paperback)

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