Girlwonder: Every Girl's Guide   -     Edited By: Holly Hartman, Editors of Information Please
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A captivating collection of all things girl-related, this fun-filled and fact-packed guide highlights the great achievements, activities, and interests of women and girls around the world. It includes brilliant quotes from famous women, a calendar of girl-focused historical events, and the accomplishments of the best women in sports, science, politics, and the arts. It also features entertaining entries on fashion, friendship, love, romance, and body and mind. This book celebrates the truly amazing, fascinating, wonderful world of girls.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 234
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0618319395
ISBN-13: 9780618319398
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Publisher's Description

Did you ever wonder . . .

. . . who was the best all-around athlete of the twentieth century? (page 174) . . . how to deal with a crush? (page 126) . . . what important event happened on your birthdate? (pages 3 - 41) . . . if a woman has ever been a presidential candidate? (page 225) . . . how the bikini got its name? (page 116) . . . who were some great girl characters in literature? (page 75) . . . what were some of the best girl friendships of all time? (page 100) . . . when schools began to admit women?(page 211) . . . who the Olympian goddesses were and what they ruled? (page 87) . . . who was the model for the Statue of Liberty? (page 68)

Girlwonder answers all of these questions and more. A captivating collection of all things girl-related, this fun-filled and fact-packed guide highlights the great achievements, activities, and interests of women and girls around the world. It includes brilliant quotes from famous women, a calendar of girl-focused historical events, and the accomplishments of the best women in sports, science, politics, and the arts. It also features entertaining entries on fashion, friendship, love, romance, and body and mind.
Girlwonder celebrates the truly amazing, fascinating, wonderful world of girls.

School Library Journal

Gr 4-8-Though by no means an exhaustive survey, this nifty book is filled with trivia about the accomplishments of girls and women throughout the ages. After opening with a day-by-day calendar of events in women's history, Hartman divides the information into topical sections, including chapters on American history, sports, literature, science, and careers. Famous women are highlighted throughout the pages, from political leaders past and present to the first woman to win an Olympic gold for skiing. There are also scattered bits of advice about health issues and relationships, as well as interesting tidbits about love and romance, mythological characters, and fashion trends. Readers will enjoy thumbing through this fact-packed text in much the same way they enjoy browsing "The World Records" books.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Publisher's Weekly

Girlwonder: Every Girls' Guide to the Fantastic Feats, Cool Qualities, and Remarkable Abilities of Women and Girls by Holly Hartman and the Editors of Information Please is an informative and inspirational look at women's activities, interests and achievements throughout history. This girl-focused book includes a calendar of events in women's history plus sections on fashion trends, health (detailed drawings of reproductive areas explain their functions), and women's achievements in sports, science, entertainment, politics and more. Brief biographies and glossaries round out various subject areas. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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