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Fred & Marjorie

A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Angela Poon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: history, discoveries, experiments & projects, biography

A graphic novel for ages 8 to 12 that tells the true story of the life-saving discovery of insulin

"Readers will want to dig deeper into this true story of canine heroes and lifesaving science." — Kirkus Reviews

In 1921, Frederick Banting was a young doctor with an idea: could the mysterious secretions of the pancreas be used to treat diabetes? We …

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The Strongest Man in the World

by Nicolas Debon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: historical, sports & recreation, biography

Strongman and circus owner Louis Cyr captured the world's imagination with his remarkable feats of strength and his mammoth proportions. Set in Quebec at the turn of the 20th century, this biography, in graphic-novel style, features the celebrity in his old age as he recalls the glory days for his young daughter. In vivid detail he recounts his adv …

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Four Pictures by Emily Carr

by Nicolas Debon
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: art, biography, girls & women

Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a great artist of the North West Coast of Canada. One of the few woman painters of her generation, she has been exhibited with and compared to Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo, two other great women artists whose work is finally receiving the recognition it deserves.

Emily Carr's life story is told in this highly original …

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