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They Did It First. 50 Scientists, Artists and Mathematicians Who Changed the World

$19.99

$19.99

The greatest challenge is believing it's possible . . .

They Did It First features fifty trailblazing scientists, artists and mathematicians who were not afraid to dream big and be the FIRST. Discover the pioneers who defied the boundaries of possibility and went on to revolutionise the world.

Written by Julie Leung and beautifully illustrated throughout by Caitlin Kuhwald, the extraordinary men and women profiled include well-known figures such as Alan Turing, Jane Goodall and Aretha Franklin, alongside lesser-known achievers, such as Thai Lee, the first Korean Woman to graduate Harvard Business School, and Walter Alcarez, who was the first person to theorise that dinosaurs died from an asteroid blast.

These visionaries came from all walks of life and faced different challenges, but all of them went on to achieve great things and make outstanding contributions to their fields, paving the way for others who came after them.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529033182
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 11/02/2020
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / People & places (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: $19.99

The greatest challenge is believing it's possible . . .

They Did It First features fifty trailblazing scientists, artists and mathematicians who were not afraid to dream big and be the FIRST. Discover the pioneers who defied the boundaries of possibility and went on to revolutionise the world.

Written by Julie Leung and beautifully illustrated throughout by Caitlin Kuhwald, the extraordinary men and women profiled include well-known figures such as Alan Turing, Jane Goodall and Aretha Franklin, alongside lesser-known achievers, such as Thai Lee, the first Korean Woman to graduate Harvard Business School, and Walter Alcarez, who was the first person to theorise that dinosaurs died from an asteroid blast.

These visionaries came from all walks of life and faced different challenges, but all of them went on to achieve great things and make outstanding contributions to their fields, paving the way for others who came after them.

Author Information

Julie Leung works in book publishing as a marketing director by day. By night, she writes and writes. She is the author of the Mice of the Round Table series and Paper Son: The Story of Tyrus Wong. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Caitlin Kuhwald has a BFA in illustration from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and an MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work has appeared in various magazines, books, and even DVD covers. Additionally, Caitlin teaches illustration at University of California, San Diego. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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