Shane Peacock


Earlier Works

The Great Farini: The High Wire Life Of William Hunt

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The Great Farini is the acclaimed biography 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. Learn about his childhood in Ontario, his unusual feats and accomplishments, and all the things that made William Hunt…


Unusual Heroes

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With Unusual Heroes, bestselling children’s author and storyteller Shane Peacock offers an informative and entertaining collection of short biographies of Canada’s most important and influential public figures. In an accessible, entertaining and humorous style, Peacock describes our leaders’ youthful foibles, their experiences as politicians, and the legacies they leave behind. The result is a series of portraits that is much livelier than standard schoolbook fare. Peacock begins with the story of how Confederation came about,…