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At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a
world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life
struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie
Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things.
This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young
middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout,
sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a
bibliography enhance readers' understanding of the subject.
Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his familyas white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.
This book is not authorized, licensed or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate.
In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding. "Who Was Anne Frank?" looks closely at Anneas life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding, and the legacy of her diary. Black-and-white illustrations including maps and diagrams provide historical and visual reference in an easy-to-read biography written in a way that is appropriate and accessible for younger readers.
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.
Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.
Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee is still dreaming up caped crusaders and masked vigilantes in his nineties. "Who Is Stan Lee?" tells the story of a New York City kid with a superhero-sized imagination.
Carrying her pail of milk upon her head, a milkmaid daydreams of what she will purchase with the money once she sells the milk at market. But the milk is spilt before the maid can sell it, and thus readers learn the phrase "don't count your chickens before they're hatched."
Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this easy-to-read biography will be published twenty years after Henson's untimely death.
From his childhood in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. "Who Was Ronald Reagan?" covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations fill out the portrait of our fortieth president.
Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered the opportunity to command the Union forces. However, even though he was against the war, his loyalty to his home state of Virginia wouldn't let him fight for the North. Despite the South's ultimate defeat, General Robert E. Lee remains one of the United States' true military heroes.
For use in schools and libraries only. An easy-to-read biography looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary.
Our bestselling series is fit for a queen
The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast
out of her father's court at the age of three and imprisoned at
nineteen, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only
twenty-five. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages,
Elizabeth ruled for over forty years and led England through one of
its most prosperous periods in history. Over 80 illustrations bring
?Gloriana? and her court to life.
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