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Marco Polo
by Demi

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English

Pages

64

Publication Date

October 09, 2012

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Many people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived, traveling 33, miles by land and sea from Venice, Italy, to modern-day Beijing, China. His famous book, The Travels of Marco Polo, indicates that he was a man of extraordinary bravery, brilliance, and strength. With his uncle and father, he traveled across Turkey, Armenia, the Middle East, the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, and the hot Taklimakan Desert before finally reaching China in 1275. Welcomed by the great emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo was amazed by the inventions, riches, and religious tolerance of the great Khan’s kingdom, where Marco remained for the next 2 years.
Across The Plains In 1844
by Catherine Sager

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English

Pages

39

Publication Date

November 26, 2013

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Catherine Sager's story is among the most gripping firsthand accounts of life in the American west ever written. This enhanced version of her original manuscript adds explanatory notes, photos, maps, drawings, and 3d visualizations. The bonus material adds a layer of context to make Sager’s fascinating account even more vivid.<br /><br />Catherine Sager faced almost unimaginable hardship: both her parents died on the journey west on the Oregon Trail; a few years later her adoptive parents were brutally murdered before her eyes. She was even kidnapped and held for ransom. Yet Catherine was a survivor, and she lived a long life in Oregon. Her accounts of life on the Oregon Trail and the Whitman Massacre remain important historical documents. At the same time, she is an excellent writer who knows how to engage the reader.
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers
by Sarah E. Warren

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

April 10, 2012

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A Jane Addam's Children's Book Award Honor Book for Younger Children <P>Dolores is a teacher, a mother, and a friend She wants to know why her students are too hungry to listen, why they don t have shoes to wear to school Dolores is a warrior, an organizer, and a peacemaker When she finds out that the farm workers in her community are poorly paid and working under dangerous conditions, she standsup for their rights This is the story of Dolores Huerta and the extraordinary battle she waged to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers The powerful text, paired with Robert Casilla s vibrant atercolor-and-pastel illustrations, brings Dolores s amazing journey to life A timeline, additional reading, articles, websites, and resources for teachers are included.
Alexander the Great
by Demi

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English

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64

Publication Date

April 24, 2012

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Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He conquered the entire Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III four times. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and extending the boundaries of his empire into most of Asia. Brutal in his drive for power, Alexander maintained supremacy by forcing his soldiers to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He amassed a huge fortune by plundering the riches of his enemies and married two foreign princesses, one of them King Darius III's daughter. By the time of his death at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered most of the known ancient Greek world, a remarkable achievement in only twelve years. Demi's storytelling skills bring Alexander the Great's exploits to life. Her splendid illustrations were painted with Chinese inks and gold overlays and with frames inspired by jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's note describing Demi's research and source material is included.
The Story of Napoleon (Illustrated)
by Henrietta Marshall

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English

Pages

114

Publication Date

May 14, 2013

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An account of Napoleon's ascent to the height of power, from his Corsican childhood to carving a French empire out of half of Europe. Marshall's narrative focuses on Napoleon's military victories that eventually lead to his exile, return to power, and subsequent final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.
Joan of Arc
by Demi

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English

Pages

48

Publication Date

February 06, 2012

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Double Tap to Zoom. <BR><BR> As a young girl in a small village in France, Joan prayed daily that France would be delivered from the English and Burgundian invaders who were ravishing the country. When Joan was thirteen, she had a life-changing experience. The archangel Michael appeared in a vision and told her that she would save the kingdom of France and lead the dauphin (heir to the throne) to Reims Cathedral to be crowned king. Calling herself the Maid of God, Joan set off to gather an army, win a number of crucial battles, and install the dauphin on the French throne. Although the king later deserted her when France’s enemies put her on trial for heresy and burned her at the stake, her bravery and faith inspired the French people and led them to victory. Demi has drawn Joan’s battles and triumphs with exquisite detail inspired by the stained glass, architecture, painting, and sculpture of the fifteenth century.
First Girl in the West
by , Michael J. Trinklein

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English

Pages

40

Publication Date

November 25, 2013

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Eliza Spalding Warren was the very first pioneer girl to grow up in the mountain west. Her story is unparalleled—and offers fascinating insights into the earliest days of the emigrants. Eliza’s parents launched the Oregon Trail era with the original covered wagon trek in 1836. Settling in the region that is now the junction of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, Eliza grew up among native peoples. She learned their language and understood their culture better than any pioneer girl of the era. Eliza was at the Whitman Mission on the day of the fateful attacks that so profoundly changed the course of western history. Her telling of that story is uniquely valuable—even though she was just 10 years old—because she was the only survivor who spoke the language of the attackers. This first-person account is an eye-opening look at life in the early West.<br /><br />Eliza’s story is as fresh and readable today as the day it was written—a rare example of a historic document that can still engage modern readers, even children. This enhanced edition adds dozens of photos, maps, graphics, and notes to the original manuscript. The bonus material provides a layer of context that gives readers deeper insight into her compelling story.
Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail (Illustrated)
by Ezra Meeker

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English

Pages

156

Publication Date

October 24, 2013

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•This edition adds 100+ photos, maps, and notes to Meeker’s original manuscript.<br /><br />The Oregon Trail comes alive in this page-turning true story of Ezra Meeker’s journey west. As fresh today as the day he wrote it, Meeker’s first-hand account paints a vivid picture of the hardships and joys of the western migration.<br /><br />The bonus material provides a layer of context that gives readers a much deeper understanding of one of the most interesting Americans of all time.<br /><br />Ezra Meeker’s quest for new frontiers began in his boyhood. As soon as he was old enough, he ventured west on the Oregon Trail. After settling in what is now the state of Washington, he found himself destitute and hungry. But Meeker was a man of action—and gradually built himself up to the point where he became the richest man in the state. Then, he lost it all. Penniless, he built another fortune, and then lost that too.<br />Later in life, he dedicated himself to preserving the memory of the Oregon Trail, retracing his original journey.  With two oxen and a covered wagon, he traveled from Washington state to Washington D.C. in the early 1900s, a two-year odyssey that attracted great fanfare in cities along the way. Without Meeker’s preservation and education efforts, it’s unlikely schoolchildren today would know much about the Oregon Trail (and there certainly would not be an Oregon Trail game!)<br /><br />Ezra Meeker was an eyewitness to history; a real-life Forrest Gump. He traveled the Oregon Trail in its heyday, experienced the Klondike gold rush, made enormous fortunes in the wild west, became nationally famous, and met three U.S. presidents.<br />And he details it all in this fascinating book. Enjoy the journey!<br />
My Special Sound
by Liz Lim

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English

Pages

31

Publication Date

June 12, 2017

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<h2>One morning a little <em><strong>music note</strong></em> decides to go on an adventure and find his own <em>special sound</em>. He meets different animals along the way who share their sounds with him.  Their sounds are <em>not </em><em>quite</em> right but he likes their sounds so he puts them in his pocket! In a chance encounter with a new friend he shares his discoveries and with an unexpected <em>twist</em> to the story, finds his own <em>special sound!</em></p>
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare and Royal Children of English ...
by , William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

June 22, 2016

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BEAUTIFUL STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE AND ROYAL CHILDREN OF ENGLISH HISTORY includes two works by noted English children's author E. Nesbit. In the first book, young readers will find 20 adaptations of Shakespeare's most famous plays rendered into an easy-to-read format. The second work includes several short biographies of famous English royal children.<br /><br />BEAUTIFUL STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE<br /><br />• Preface<br />• A Brief Life of Shakespeare<br />• A Midsummer Night's Dream<br />• The Tempest<br />• As You Like It<br />• The Winter's Tale<br />• King Lear<br />• Twelfth Night<br />• Much Ado About Nothing<br />• Romeo and Juliet<br />• Pericles<br />• Hamlet<br />• Cymbeline<br />• Macbeth<br />• The Comedy of Errors<br />• The Merchant of Venice<br />• Timon of Athens<br />• Othello<br />• The Taming of the Shrew<br />• Measure For Measure<br />• Two Gentlemen of Verona<br />• All's Well That Ends Well<br />• Quotations from Shakespeare<br /><br />ROYAL CHILDREN OF ENGLISH HISTORY<br /><br />• Alfred the Great<br />• Prince Arthur<br />• Henry the Third<br />• The First Prince of Wales<br />• Edward the Black Prince<br />• Henry the Fifth and the Baby King<br /><br />Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English writer who published under the name E. Nesbit. A prolific and successful writer of several genres, Nesbit is most remembered as one of the first modern authors of children's literature; she is credited with addressing real-world issues in her writings, helping to move children's literature beyond the realms of fantasy and folklore. In addition to several very successful children's works, Nesbit wrote horror stories and is well-known for her support for Socialism. She and her husband were among the founders of the Fabian Society in 1884.

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