Earlier books by Shane Peacock - covers

Earlier Books

Shane is also author of a biography of Canada’s great 19th-century aerialist The Great Farini, and the only young adult book on Canada’s prime ministers.

The Great Farini: The High-Wire Life of William Hunt

The acclaimed biography (for adults) of one of the most amazing men in history: William Hunt walked over Niagara Falls on a high wire in 1860, created the human cannonball act, was one of the earliest flying-trapeze performers, an African explorer, artist, inventor, showman, Svengali, freak-show promoter, mining engineer, and master of seven languages. (Penguin Books Canada, 1995)

Unusual Heroes: Canada’s Prime Ministers

The only Young Adult book about Canada’s prime ministers, it tells the tales of the strange men who ran the great country, from childhood to the halls of power, all of them … wackos. One actually talked to the dead, another fought pirates, and another was the best street fighter in his hometown. (Penguin Books Canada, 2002)