True Stories of Heroes
12 seconds from death and plummeting to earth in a sky-dive gone disastrously wrong; Jesse Owens' stunning victories at 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany and Lieutenant Maynard fighting the fiercest and most feared pirate that ever lived to free the seas for trade... These are just three of the real-life short stories of incredible courage, heroism and sheer determination against the wildest of odds recounted in Paul Dowswell's gripping Heroes.
From animals to astronauts and captured spies in World War II, this epic collection of heroic acts celebrates human nature at its most tenacious, and the human spirit at its strongest.
Heroes is a great choice for children who love narrative non-fiction and short stories.