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Spark: How Genius Ignites, from Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers Book

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In this series of linked biographies, Claudia Kalb follows the journeys

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In this series of linked biographies, Claudia Kalb follows the journeys of 13 remarkable individuals to discover the secrets behind their talents. Each possessed a unique arc of inspiration. Each reached extraordinary success at different stages of life. And each offers us a chance to explore the genesis—and experience—of genius.

Yo-Yo Ma's ear for music emerged not long after he learned to walk. By the age of 7 he was performing for President Kennedy; by 15 he debuted at Carnegie Hall. Maya Angelou, by contrast, didn't write her iconic memoir, I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings, until she was 40. What propels some individuals to reach extraordinary creative heights in the earliest years of life while others discover their passions decades later? Are prodigies imbued with innate talent?

How often are midlife inspirations triggered by propitious events, like Julia Child's first French meal at the age of 36? Do late bloomers reveal their talents because their skills require life experience and contemplation? Through engaging storytelling and intriguing historical and cutting-edge scientific research, best-selling author and acclaimed journalist Claudia Kalb explores these questions to uncover what makes a prodigy and what drives a late bloomer.

  • Written by Claudia Kalb
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Ages 12+

  • Published by Disney Press
  • Paper
  • 8 1/4'' H x 5 1/2'' W
  • Printed in U.S.A.

Item No. 477414841015

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In this series of linked biographies, Claudia Kalb follows the journeys of 13 remarkable individuals to discover the secrets behind their talents. Each possessed a unique arc of inspiration. Each reached extraordinary success at different stages of life. And each offers us a chance to explore the genesis—and experience—of genius.

Yo-Yo Ma's ear for music emerged not long after he learned to walk. By the age of 7 he was performing for President Kennedy; by 15 he debuted at Carnegie Hall. Maya Angelou, by contrast, didn't write her iconic memoir, I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings, until she was 40. What propels some individuals to reach extraordinary creative heights in the earliest years of life while others discover their passions decades later? Are prodigies imbued with innate talent?

How often are midlife inspirations triggered by propitious events, like Julia Child's first French meal at the age of 36? Do late bloomers reveal their talents because their skills require life experience and contemplation? Through engaging storytelling and intriguing historical and cutting-edge scientific research, best-selling author and acclaimed journalist Claudia Kalb explores these questions to uncover what makes a prodigy and what drives a late bloomer.

  • Written by Claudia Kalb
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Ages 12+

  • Published by Disney Press
  • Paper
  • 8 1/4'' H x 5 1/2'' W
  • Printed in U.S.A.

Item No. 477414841015

Express shipping not available for this item. This item cannot be shipped internationally or outside the contiguous United States. It can only be shipped to a physical address, not to a P.O. Box, APO or FPO address. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.