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Famous Friends

By Bill Spring   and Jennifer Castle   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545942539 Paperback
112 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545942546 Ebook
112 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

From Founding Fathers to Taylor Swift’s unstoppable squad — the most celebrated friendships throughout history and today.

Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, friends and political rivals, died only hours apart from each other on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Or that famed magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle were besties until a séance gone wrong ruined their friendship? Famous Friends explores fascinating stories like these to find out what happens when someone who is really famous becomes friends with someone ELSE who’s really famous.

Famous Friends brings history to life with a funny and conversational tone, colour photos, and a dynamic design. Sidebars with historical context help position each friendship in its time period as readers travel from the early days of the American colonies to today’s biggest celebrity pairings. From the original “bromance” to #squadgoals, get ready to learn about the coolest friendships of all time.