The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived--and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future. Pandemic Survival presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Full of delightfully gross details about symptoms and fascinating facts about bizarre superstitious behaviors, Pandemic Survival is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers.
Jane Drake and Ann Love are a sister writing duo. Together they have published 33 non-fiction titles for kids. Their first book to hit the bestseller list was The Kids Cottage Book published in 1992. Since then they have written many bestsellers and award winners including Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy, Alien Invaders: Species That Threaten Our World, and, most recently, Talking Tails: the Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets and Yes You Can! Your Guide to Becoming an Activist. Jane and Ann live in the Toronto area. The author lives in Toronto and King, Ontario, Canada.
Bill Slavin has illustrated over eighty books for children, including The Big Book of Canada by Christopher Moore, The Library Book by Maureen Sawa, It's a Snap! George Eastman's First Photograph and All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine by Monica Kulling. Among his many honors, he has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Blue Spruce Award, and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature. Bill lives near Millbrook, Ontario.
SHORTLIST Outstanding Youth Book for the Canadian Science Writers’ Association Book Awards
Praise for Talking Tails:
"...succinctly and effectively infusing facts ... informative..." - School Library Journal
"Bill Slavin's lovely illustrations are a perfect match for the chatty, lively text." - Resource Links
"Talking Tails will be a popular gift book. Give it to young readers with or without pets so they can discover the rich connection to be found in the right pet relationship.... Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine
Praise for Yes You Can!
"Drake and Love ... seek to inspire and embolden budding social activists with a nine-step model for change.... The historic timelines successfully demonstrate the long history surrounding the themes explored ... a model for activism...." - Recommended, CM Magazine