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A vividly illustrated, award-winning account of Dr. Seuss's childhood and life before he became a famous children's author and illustrator includes coverage of his youthful delight in reading and enduring love for animals. Reprint.
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A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
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Presents the life and career of Harry Houdini, whose dramatic style and amazing physical abilties made him one of the most famous magicians and contortionists of all time.
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Despite being known for his moody and vindictive nature, Isaac Newton was a celebrated genius of his time due to his many incredible accomplishments and discoveries, including inventing calculus and giving a scientific explanation of gravity. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.
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Explores the scientific studies, experiments, and observations of this world-renowned artist and scientist of the fifteenth century through a review of the writings, notes, and sketches left behind in his vast collection of notebooks. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.
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A latest entry in the series that includes Lives of the Presidents profiles many of history's most noteworthy scientists from Zhang Heng and Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Barbara McClintock, sharing lesser-known facts about their favorite activities, relationships and eccentricities. 40,000 first printing.
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Explores the classic author's Civil War experiences as a nurse and the published letters home that marked Alcott's first successes as a writer, explaining how her volunteer work inspired realism in her stories and helped her discover and develop her writing style.
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The creators of Lincoln Tells a Joke present a lively, whimsically illustrated tribute to the Fab Four's offbeat humor that traces the rise of Beatlemania and the influence of their humor on their musical achievements. 30,000 first printing.
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A new series presented in the same format and designed for the same audience as the phenomenally successful Who Was...? series offers compelling, easy-to-read accounts of historical events that changed our world and includes 16 pages of photos and reproductions as well as illustrations. Simultaneous.
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A new series presented in the same format and designed for the same audience as the phenomenally successful Who Was...? series offers compelling, easy-to-read accounts of historical events that changed our world and includes 16 pages of photos and reproductions as well as illustrations. Simultaneous.
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