Editor’s Pick: “Who Wins?”

Editor’s Pick: “Who Wins?”

Who Wins open2 copyWho Wins open copyEver wondered who would win a slam dunk contest between Nikola Tesla and Louis Armstrong? Neither have I. And it’s not even remotely relevant to a study of history. Or is it? The notion of unexpected and often silly match-ups just might plunge you and your child into a world of history in the new book, “Who Wins?” by Clay Swartz (Workman, 2016). One hundred historical figures from around the world are pictured on either side of a flip-style hardcover, with interchangeable and entertaining competition scenarios between them. Galileo vs Beethoven in a world poker championship? Decide who would win by reading each character’s bio and comparing their individual rating in seven categories: wealth, fitness, wisdom, bravery, artistry, leadership and intelligence. Little known facts about the historical figures and top-notch expressive illustrations by Tom Booth round out this fun and engaging ode to history for kids of all ages.


Nikki Klock became co-owner and editor of Vancouver Family Magazine in September 2006. She grew up mainly in the Northwest and graduated from Utah Valley University. She is an avid reader and insists that a book is (almost) always better than a movie. She has lived in Vancouver with her husband, JR, and two daughters since 2003. Check out Nikki's Editor’s Picks here.

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