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Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories

Amanda Li, Amy Blackwell

Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories


  • History Time - blasts from the past

Average rating

4 out 5

10 reviews

This book tells the stories of girls and boys from around the world and the challenges they have faced and overcome. It features over 29 tales of amazing young girls and boys who have achieved the unimaginable - from surviving a plane crash in the jungle to striking against climate change. There are tales of triumphing over illness and injury, and of overcoming bullying. Entries include Greta Thunberg, Boyan Slat and Phiona Mutesi, to name a few. Each incredible story is narrated in an exciting and engaging style, and is combined with visually stunning illustrations by Amy Blackwell. Children can lose themselves in the remarkable true-life tales of ingenuity, courage and commitment. Practical tips and skills accompany every entry, from how to deal with altitude sickness to how to be more green. They provide children with an exciting springboard and the confidence to apply the knowledge to their own life situations - now and in the future. A perfect gift for every fearless child you know, these empowering stories show that no matter who you are, how old you are, and what you do, you can rise to the challenge.



It was ok but I didn't enjoy it

Dona Fenella Slingshot 29.06.2023


Talks about kids who had hard and very extraordinary past.

Lady Bunny Mozzarella 26.08.2022


not intreated in non-fiction

Professor Sunny Bonsai 26.08.2022


I loved this book because it was all about young children who saved the world, told us their lifetime and showed us what they achieved in life. Some of also got tortured in their lives even though they are childrens!

Count Slip Elephant 02.08.2022


I like Rise Up because it tells us that people can make a change to the world. I would recommend this book because there are some amazing people in there.

Professor Bernice Pipistrel 22.07.2021


Rise up is a book about real boys and girls , all around the globe with shocking yet magnificent stories . One of my favourite quotes in this book is from a girl called Malala Yousafzai : ''I tell my story , not because it is unique but because, but because it's the story of many girls, ''

Queen June Hoverboard 21.12.2020


I love this book as it is about children who are ordinary or who have next to nothing and who start or become part of an amazing adventure. I really like how it tells you not just about the part of their life when their ideas are out there or they have become famous but tells you about how they became famous or how they thought of their idea. It also tells you stories of people in difficult situations for example somebody who got stranded in the Amazon rainforest, or were attacked by alligators and even somebody who survived a snow avalanche.This is a great book for people over eight who want to do something extraordinary.

Mademoiselle Fandango Stegosaurus 03.09.2020



Principal Candyfloss Shortbread 31.08.2020


This is great book! It was all about different children with lots of extraordinary stories, some of them you might not even believe but they are all true. My favourites were Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head on a bus in Pakistan after saying it wasn't fair that girls weren't allowed to go to school! Another great one was Boyan Slat who invented a way to clean up plastic from the oceans. They are all inspirational stories. I read them all to my Gran and we really enjoyed them!

Duchess Candyfloss Frankfurter 28.07.2020


Really inspirational Would recommend

Princess Babs Bookmark 27.06.2020

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