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Extreme Abilities
Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them
By (author): Galadriel Watson By (artist): Cornelia Li
9781773212494 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10, Grade (CAN) from 5, Grade (US) from 5, Reading age from 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology Apr 09, 2019
$14.95 CAD
Active 7.55 x 9.25 x 0.23 in | 250 gr 88 pages Annick Press
Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2019, Joint winner Red Cedar Book Award 2020, Short-listed TD Summer Reading Club, Top 10 2020, Joint winner Yellow Cedar Award 2019, Nominated

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, with examples from around the world and throughout history. Short sketches of famous individuals, such as Louis Cyr and Usain Bolt, mixed with stories about the amazing physical feats of others not-so-famous, draw readers in and bring these astounding abilities to life in vivid color. 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.

*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

  • Popular genre: Kids love world records and extreme human feats
  • STEM connection: STEM/STEAM remains popular for the institutional and trade market and our cover highlights this content to attract gatekeepers
  • Descriptive & prescriptive: Vivid character studies bring the amazing individuals alive and each chapter shows kids how to work on these skills themselves

Galadriel Watson has a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has written over 20 books and magazine articles for kids on all subjects, from eels to earthquakes. She lives with her family and pets in a small town in British Columbia, Canada.

CORNELIA LI is a Chinese-born illustrator based in Toronto. She is intrigued by narrative weaved into daily interactions between people and their surroundings and sets out to capture this relationship by externalizing ideas and emotions into visual elements.

  • National print and online media campaign
  • Extensive librarian and educator outreach
  • Custom marketing materials, including bookmarks
  • Custom teacher’s guide
  • Featured promotion on
  • Social media campaign and outreach
  • Promotional partnerships with museums and science centers

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“Brief and entertaining.”

- Kirkus Reviews, 01/15/19

“A jaw-droppingly well-researched, informative, and entertaining look at what makes us uniquely human.”

- CM Reviews, 03/01/19

“Entertaining and informative”

- School Library Connection, 05/19

“A great read for young readers who pore over Guiness World Record books and want more background on the records and feats found there . . . A popular choice for libraries.”

- School Library Journal, 03/19

“The research is admirable, the text is entertaining and informative and, at times, almost unbelievable.”

- Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 07/21/19

“Part record book, part science, part trivia, part challenge in a smart, kid-friendly format . . . Author Galadriel Watson packs a ton of interesting information for young readers to devour, while illustrations by Cornelia Li make the chapters inviting.”

- NewsBank-Texas News Sources, 11/04/19

“Will appeal to sports enthusiasts and others who enjoy competition.”

- Resource Links, 12/19

“A fascinating journey of discovery.”

- Canadian Children’s Book News, 01/20

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