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Dimensions (Overall): 7 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)

Weight: .7 Pounds

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 111

Genre: Family + Relationships

Sub-Genre: Parenting / Fatherhood

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: HarperCollins

Author: Brad Meltzer

Language: English

Street Date: May 11, 2010
TCIN: 12200965
UPC: 9780061905285
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0497
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



Packaged in a charming gift format, "Heroes for My Son" profiles 54 extraordinary men and women, some celebrated across the globe and some lesser-known but each a role model for coming generations to learn from and admire.



Book Synopsis



Since the birth of his son in 2003, bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer (The Book of Fate, The Tenth Justice, The Book of Lies) has been collecting heroes from whom his son can learn how to live a good life. In Heroes for My Son, Meltzer shares, with parents everywhere, the stories of 52 such heroes--from Dr. Seuss and Mr. Rogers to Mother Theresa and Mohandas Gandhi.



From the Back Cover



When Brad Meltzer's first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali . . . and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinary. The list grew to include the fifty-two amazing people now gathered in Heroes for My Son, a book that parents and their children--sons and daughters alike--can now enjoy together as they choose heroes of their own.

From the Wright Brothers, who brought extra building materials to every test flight, planning ahead for failure, to Miep Gies, who risked her life to protect Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II, Heroes for My Son brings well-known figures together with less famous ones, telling the inspiring, behind-the-scenes stories of the moment that made them great. They are a miraculous group with one thing in common: each is an example of the spectacular potential that can be found in all of us.

Heroes for My Son is an unforgettable book of timeless wisdom, one that families everywhere can share again and again.

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