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Thirteen short stories of extraordinary real-life courage and heroism from ordinary people. Tales range from firefighters battling a blazing nuclear reactor, to a helicopter rescue team on board a fast sinking ship and one woman’s brave defiance of the Gestapo. A gripping and engaging collection of amazing real life stories, perfect for readers who prefer fact to fiction.

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Key Stage
KS2 E, H
Accelerated Reader level
7.9 MY
Paul Dowswell

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“From animals to astronauts and captured spies in World War II, this epic collection of heroic acts celebrates human nature at its most tenacious, and the human spirit at its strongest.”
“This collection of thirteen short stories celebrates some truly amazing, and amazingly true, heroic acts. You can read about animals, astronauts and spies.”

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