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Girls Are Best

Written by Sandi Toksvig

Key Stage 2 History Non-Fiction Politics, Law, Philosophy & Ethics Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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Women gladiators, women in the Bayeaux Tapestry, women inventors - Sandi Toksvig uncovers them all in her light-hearted approach to the serious message of this book – women have always done amazing things but have mostly been overlooked by history. There’s a mass of facts and information of all kinds including scientific evidence that women’s brains are as good as boys but wired differently and that the first woman to swim the channel was faster than any boy who had done it before (14hrs, 31mins). The result is a book which will make girls realise that anything is possible – and that women have already done most of everything already!

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Girls Are Best Synopsis

For as long as history has been recorded, girls haven't had much of a look in amongst all the great men we remember. But that doesn't mean they weren't there. And it doesn't mean that they didn't achieve great things, come up with wonderful inventions or win battles. This book aims to show that His-tory is actually Her-story.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862304291
Publication date: 3rd September 2009
Author: Sandi Toksvig
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: History, Non-Fiction, Politics & Law, Personal Social Health Economic

About Sandi Toksvig

Following a first-class degree from Cambridge, Sandi Toksvig went into the theatre, where she both wrote and performed before becoming one of the founder members of the Comedy Store Players. She is well known for her television and radio work, as a presenter, writer and actor. She has written four books for children including Unusual Day, published by Young Corgi in 1996.

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