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History of Just About Everything, A

180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World

by Elizabeth MacLeod & Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Qin Leng

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From Buddha and Muhammad to King and Mandela, from the discovery of fire to the invention of the World Wide Web, and from Romeo and Juliet to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this is a thorough and thoroughly entertaining compendium of important people and events.

About the Authors

Elizabeth MacLeod

Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. This is the fifth book Elizabeth and Frieda have written together—their most recent is How to Become an Accidental Genius. Elizabeth lives in Toronto.

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Frieda Wishinsky is the international award–winning author of over 70 books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages. She thinks that Elizabeth MacLeod is the best writing “partner” any author could have. Frieda lives in Toronto.

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Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and lived in France and Montreal. She now lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. Her father, an artist himself, was a great influence on her. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and it became second nature for her to express herself through art. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Qin has always loved to illustrate the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children’s books. She has illustrated numerous picture books for publishers in Canada, the United States, and South Korea.
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Contributor Notes

Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.

Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, China, and later moved to France and then Montreal, Canada. She now lives in Toronto, Canada, with her twin sister and works as a designer and illustrator. Her books have been nominated for numerous prizes, including the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Nonfiction, Forest of Reading
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards
  • Long-listed, Information Book Award, The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Winner, Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee
  • Commended, Book Award for Outstanding Youth Book Published in 2013, Canadian Science Writers' Association
Editorial Reviews

Compact and surprisingly complete, this volume is a superb introduction.—School Library Journal


This heavily illustrated title takes readers on a whirlwind tour through historical milestones.—Booklist


The book is easy to navigate and includes fun, colourful illustrations.—Quill & Quire

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