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Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! Find out what they learned and how they turned their failures into triumphs with this engaging and youthful guide on how to succeed long term. There is a lot of pressure in today’s society to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stres Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! Find out what they learned and how they turned their failures into triumphs with this engaging and youthful guide on how to succeed long term. There is a lot of pressure in today’s society to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stress and anxiety his students suffered over grades, fitting in, and getting things right the first time. Fantastic Failures helps students learn that their mistakes and failures do not define their whole lives, but help them grow into their potential. Kids will love learning about some of the well-known people who failed before succeeding and will come to understand that failure is a large component of success. With stories from people like J. K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Sonia Sotomayor, Vincent Van Gogh, Julia Child, Steven Spielberg, and Betsy Johnson, each profile proves that the greatest mistakes and flops can turn into something amazing. Intermixed throughout the fun profiles, Reynolds spotlights great inventors and scientists who discovered and created some of the most important medicines, devices, and concepts of all time, including lifesaving vaccines and medicines that were stumbled upon by mistake.


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Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! Find out what they learned and how they turned their failures into triumphs with this engaging and youthful guide on how to succeed long term. There is a lot of pressure in today’s society to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stres Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! Find out what they learned and how they turned their failures into triumphs with this engaging and youthful guide on how to succeed long term. There is a lot of pressure in today’s society to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stress and anxiety his students suffered over grades, fitting in, and getting things right the first time. Fantastic Failures helps students learn that their mistakes and failures do not define their whole lives, but help them grow into their potential. Kids will love learning about some of the well-known people who failed before succeeding and will come to understand that failure is a large component of success. With stories from people like J. K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Sonia Sotomayor, Vincent Van Gogh, Julia Child, Steven Spielberg, and Betsy Johnson, each profile proves that the greatest mistakes and flops can turn into something amazing. Intermixed throughout the fun profiles, Reynolds spotlights great inventors and scientists who discovered and created some of the most important medicines, devices, and concepts of all time, including lifesaving vaccines and medicines that were stumbled upon by mistake.

30 review for Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    A good theme of this book is no matter hard you get you can always get back up. In this book the author takes you through famous people and how the fell down and faced challenges before they good get up again and become famous. A good example in this book is Albert Einstein he was a high school drop out, and was not even accepted in the first jobs he applied for and how he got back on his feet and how he made E = mc2.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    I love this book. I love everything about it. I have learned as I grow older that all my greatest lessons learned and virtues that I come to appreciate came only after I have failed or lost at something. This book is a gift for all as you get to see how 35 famous people succeeded only after great defeats, disappointments and suffering. It shows what great lengths some must go through to be successful and that failure is only a failure if you refuse to learn from it and get back up. Kids will lov I love this book. I love everything about it. I have learned as I grow older that all my greatest lessons learned and virtues that I come to appreciate came only after I have failed or lost at something. This book is a gift for all as you get to see how 35 famous people succeeded only after great defeats, disappointments and suffering. It shows what great lengths some must go through to be successful and that failure is only a failure if you refuse to learn from it and get back up. Kids will love this book because it is real, practical, funny and worthwhile. It is told in a way kids can relate to it and really let the messages resonate with them. A true gift to give to our young.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Grace Sun

    In “Fantastic Failures”, all 35 characters share a common personality -perseverance. Even when they faced rejections, physical problems, doubt in their ability etc., they never gave up. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone had been rejected 12 times before it finally got published. James Dyson, the inventor of the Dyson vacuum, tried 5000 prototypes to get the right model. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an activist against violence on women, failed in her first attempt for president of Lib In “Fantastic Failures”, all 35 characters share a common personality -perseverance. Even when they faced rejections, physical problems, doubt in their ability etc., they never gave up. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone had been rejected 12 times before it finally got published. James Dyson, the inventor of the Dyson vacuum, tried 5000 prototypes to get the right model. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an activist against violence on women, failed in her first attempt for president of Liberia but continued to push hard and succeeded in her second time. I can connect with these characters because I’ve also failed at Geography during 4th grade. The score for my quiz was a 36 at first, but throughout lots of preparing, I got a 63. You could take it as a bad score, but the most important thing isn’t the result, it’s the process. Finally, the book tells us if you believe in yourself and put effort in what you believe, you could also be successful like others.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    What a positive way to look at failure that it can lead to success and is part of the process. The book was very encouraging.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Leiloni Schulz

    I thought this book was interesting and inspirational but my kids did not. Maybe rhey were not old enough?

  6. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I skimmed my way through some of this book. As I did I realized that this book could be an excellent starting point for research projects. I love that the author provides readable source notes, primary documents (images, quotes), and a questionnaire at the back. Great resource for any classroom.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First by Luke Reynolds, 278 pages. NON-FICTION. Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 2018. $21.99 Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G BUYING ADVISORY: MS – ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE Reynolds reintroduces readers to people famous for their successes by reframing them and showing readers that success is not usually easy. By expanding on the hardships that these individuals had to overcome before Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First by Luke Reynolds, 278 pages. NON-FICTION. Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 2018. $21.99 Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G BUYING ADVISORY: MS – ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE Reynolds reintroduces readers to people famous for their successes by reframing them and showing readers that success is not usually easy. By expanding on the hardships that these individuals had to overcome before given acclaim, Reynolds emphasizes how we, too, can accomplish great things by growing from our failures. The genuine love and encouragement from Reynolds to his readers can be felt in every chapter. Reynolds wants us to be inspired, to be persistent, to apply these lessons of failure to our own lives, and to learn from the experiences of others—from their failures and their successes. While I felt that the chapters became somewhat repetitive, I have enjoyed learning about a side of inspirational individuals that I can relate to. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2019...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Dulaney

    Good collection of famous and not so famous people and animals who experienced failure on their way to greatness. Reynolds has put together a wide variety of inspirational stories that will inform, entertain, and encourage readers in grades 6 and up. I was a little confused by some of the extra vignettes slipped into many of the bios. They did not seem to be connected to the featured person and were just placed in chapters randomly. Formatting in my digital ARC and the absence of most illustrati Good collection of famous and not so famous people and animals who experienced failure on their way to greatness. Reynolds has put together a wide variety of inspirational stories that will inform, entertain, and encourage readers in grades 6 and up. I was a little confused by some of the extra vignettes slipped into many of the bios. They did not seem to be connected to the featured person and were just placed in chapters randomly. Formatting in my digital ARC and the absence of most illustrations and photographs may have contributed to this disjointed flow, so should I decide to purchase this book for either of my libraries, I will want to see the final product first. Thanks for the dARC, NetGalley.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    I picked up FANTASTIC FAILURES by Luke Reynolds because I thought it would help explain the importance of trying to our daughter who is overly concerned with perfect outcomes. While the writing style appealed to her, including the author’s wit and use of sarcasm, I found those fictional detours to be distracting from the actual non-fiction of the individuals themselves. But she is the audience for this book and responded well to it. She was engaged and understood that the importance of each stor I picked up FANTASTIC FAILURES by Luke Reynolds because I thought it would help explain the importance of trying to our daughter who is overly concerned with perfect outcomes. While the writing style appealed to her, including the author’s wit and use of sarcasm, I found those fictional detours to be distracting from the actual non-fiction of the individuals themselves. But she is the audience for this book and responded well to it. She was engaged and understood that the importance of each story was to show how hard work, passion, dedication and self-forgiveness are critical to real success. She is currently reading the Harry Potter series so the JK Rowling section was her favorite. I think that there is a good variety of figures in this book so the appeal can be broad. It involved a lot of research and would be a good reference point for her in the future. 3.5 stars - I do recommend picking up a paper version of this book. There are a lot of illustrations and random text boxes in the Kindle version that are super distracting. I received an ARC of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    A wonderful list of people and their failures, with potted biographies for everyone and what failure meant to them. Unfortunately it's ruined by a cod self-help screed, bashing it into you that success comes after failure and seldom before, and other platitudes, in mind-numbing doses. Shame then, as this book would not have been a failure without them. Actually, scratch that – the very make-up of it doesn't work. Every chapter begins with a fantasy variant of the failure's story, which I ditched A wonderful list of people and their failures, with potted biographies for everyone and what failure meant to them. Unfortunately it's ruined by a cod self-help screed, bashing it into you that success comes after failure and seldom before, and other platitudes, in mind-numbing doses. Shame then, as this book would not have been a failure without them. Actually, scratch that – the very make-up of it doesn't work. Every chapter begins with a fantasy variant of the failure's story, which I ditched bothering with after the first instance – clearly that succeeded, then – and every single quote in the main text also gets a box-out replica to pad things out and make us all think we're seeing double. The text wrings empathy out of us like it's a life-or-death matter – 'ooh, imagine you in a similar position failing, what would you have done?!' I gave up with it all when it patently lied to me, about Seabiscuit – saying nobody at a claimer's race wanted to buy it – except, as it admits two paragraphs further on, someone did. A sorrowfully missed opportunity.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First by Luke Reynolds Published by Aladdin/Beyond Words (September 2018) Awarded, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title and Eureka Nonfiction Honor Book This is a book that helps students learn about their mistakes and failures of famous important people whom have made an important impact on society. Reynolds, talks about scientist, authors, inventors, painters and of many important figures. Th Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First by Luke Reynolds Published by Aladdin/Beyond Words (September 2018) Awarded, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title and Eureka Nonfiction Honor Book This is a book that helps students learn about their mistakes and failures of famous important people whom have made an important impact on society. Reynolds, talks about scientist, authors, inventors, painters and of many important figures. This is a must have book in the classroom because it teaches students about resilience and of the benefit of sometimes failing but persevering. Students can learn that mistakes and failures do not define their whole lives but it is up to them to learn from the lesson. Reading this book aloud can be beneficial too for students who are feeling lost or hopeless and in general for all students.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carro Herdegen

    Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G Reynolds reintroduces readers to people famous for their successes by reframing them and showing readers that success is not usually easy. By expanding on the hardships that these individuals had to overcome before given acclaim, Reynolds emphasizes how we, too, can accomplish great things by growing from our failures. The genuine love and encouragement from Reynolds to his readers can be felt in every chapter. Reynolds wants us to be i Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G Reynolds reintroduces readers to people famous for their successes by reframing them and showing readers that success is not usually easy. By expanding on the hardships that these individuals had to overcome before given acclaim, Reynolds emphasizes how we, too, can accomplish great things by growing from our failures. The genuine love and encouragement from Reynolds to his readers can be felt in every chapter. Reynolds wants us to be inspired, to be persistent, to apply these lessons of failure to our own lives, and to learn from the experiences of others—from their failures and their successes. While I felt that the chapters became somewhat repetitive, I have enjoyed learning about a side of inspirational individuals that I can relate to. Reviewed for https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/

  13. 5 out of 5

    Katie R.

    This book was really good! The book Fantastic failures is a non-fiction book by Luke Reynolds. It is about many famous people who actually failed, but kept going and didn't give up. This book has really inspired me. Luke Reynolds is a really great author, and he got a lot of great information into this book. It's kind of funny because Luke Reynolds and I have the same last name. (we aren't related.) An interesting part of the book is the section where it talks about J.K. Rowling; it shocked me th This book was really good! The book Fantastic failures is a non-fiction book by Luke Reynolds. It is about many famous people who actually failed, but kept going and didn't give up. This book has really inspired me. Luke Reynolds is a really great author, and he got a lot of great information into this book. It's kind of funny because Luke Reynolds and I have the same last name. (we aren't related.) An interesting part of the book is the section where it talks about J.K. Rowling; it shocked me that she got turned down by so many publishers when she wrote her first book. People who like books with lots of details about people would like this book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Donja Tripp

    I think this book wasn't bad. It was cool to learn about so many famous people such a Walt Disney and even Oprah, who have had struggles and failures along their road to success. I think this book is really trying to show that you can do anything that you put your mind to, if you try, try and try again. I think this book wasn't bad. It was cool to learn about so many famous people such a Walt Disney and even Oprah, who have had struggles and failures along their road to success. I think this book is really trying to show that you can do anything that you put your mind to, if you try, try and try again.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ansen C

    I think that Fantastic Failures was a pretty good book, and I liked the layout and all the different stories. Basically, the book is a collection of autobiographies about people that struggled greatly to gain something that was important to them, such as Nelson Mandela, Frida Kahlo, and many others. The book was informative but also interesting at the same time, and I enjoyed it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Erin Richards

    This is shelved in the kids section of our library, but I think adults would get quite a bit of motivation from this book too. Nice collection of people (and 1 horse!) men and women from around the world — scientists, athletes, actors, writers, artists — really there is probably someone for everyone to relate too.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Brandi R.

    This book provides a solid introduction to a whole slew of famous people who overcame obstacles and personal failure on the pathway to success. It would be an excellent starting point for a biography project in upper elementary or middle school.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Missy Camilleri

    Loved this book and I think my middle schoolers will take away a lot from these stories. It also helped me to remember that some of those students that just drive you crazy because they can’t sit still and can’t focus...those might be ones to go onto to do great things. Many of the greatest minds are far from neurotypical and I want to be an encouraging presence in all of my students lives.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    This was a really interesting inspirational book for kids. I would pick it up to read one or two stories at a time, and I always learned something even if I recognized the person being profiled. There were quite a few people I had never heard of, so it was good to learn about them too.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Fun book to help kids deal with failures in life. RTC

  21. 4 out of 5

    Vishal Kumar Rajpal

    Its a good book. Definitely the way he has described The great thinkers visionaries ECT. was good .. but what's the point .. you can just give us the name and we can search for them online. Its a good book. Definitely the way he has described The great thinkers visionaries ECT. was good .. but what's the point .. you can just give us the name and we can search for them online.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Penny Fleckenstein

    Filled with a lot of story’s.

  23. 4 out of 5

    David

    School kids book. Success stories can start from unexpected beginnings

  24. 5 out of 5

    Antonia

  25. 4 out of 5

    Megan Devlin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

  27. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  28. 4 out of 5

    G.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy Navarre

  30. 5 out of 5

    Janet

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