The set includes the following 10 titles:
1) Who Was Abraham Lincoln?
As the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically the first President to be assassinated. Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age a literally (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Fordas Theater, the first President to be assassinated. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps are included.
2) Who Was Albert Einstein?
Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein, but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.
3) Who Was Anne Frank?
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 Anne's 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.
4) Who Was Charles Darwin?
As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded for conducting 'useless' experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard - The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world. About 100 illustrations and a clear, exciting text will make Darwin and his theory of evolution an exciting discovery for every young reader.
5) Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?
This short book captures the life of one of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor. From the introductory overview of da Vinci's life, the depth and range of his accomplishments in art, science, and engineering are described in easily understood language. Young readers will be able to relate to several failures he experienced when he tried new techniques, and his difficulty finishing projects despite initial enthusiasm. Includes a timeline of da Vinci's life, timeline of the world 1450—1533, and bibliography for readers who want additional information. A wonderful introduction to the world as it existed in the middle ages as well as to a brilliant man whose work almost five hundred years ago anticipated today's flying machines and robots.
6) Who Was Marco Polo?
Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back. More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo travelled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable 'Who Was' . . . ? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O'Brien.
7) Who Was Queen Elizabeth?
A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Queen Elizabeth I ruled England for more than 40 years and led the country through one of its most prosperous periods. This 'Who Was' biography brings Gloriana and her court to life. 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. Over 80 illustrations bring a Gloriana and her court to life.
8) Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here's an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.
9) Who Was Walt Disney?
Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's 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.
10) Who Was William Shakespeare?
The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man. With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare's life and work for young readers.
|Book:||Illustrated Who Was Series : Set Of 10 Volumes|
|Number of Pages:||1120|
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