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Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?

In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world's most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told.

Features twenty extraordinary women, including:

Cleopatra

Joan of Arc

Elizabeth I

Harriet Tubman

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eva Perandoacute;n

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This new paperback in the popular Lives of series exposes history's most notable women

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Wild or mild, hated or beloved, these twenty women dared to stand up and be a leader.

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Thisand#160;newand#160;paperback in the popular Lives of series exposes history'sand#160;most notable women

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This fascinating new installment in the popularand#160;Lives of... series of collective biographies is full of juicy tidbits about history's greatest scientists.

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Celebrated nonfiction author Beverly Gherman presents brief biographies of the president's mothers, full of fun facts, entertaining anecdotes, and embarrasing childhood stories!

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Did you know that Thomas Jefferson's mother ran a plantation by herself, or that Abraham Lincoln's mother was a wrestler? James Madison's mom called him "Jemmy" and made his shirts while he went to college, and Woodrow Wilson created Mother's Day to celebrate all mothers--especially his.and#160;Join Beverly Gherman and Julie Downing in this celebration of the women behind the White House.and#160; Gherman delightfully dishes fun facts about each mother, and Downing's livelyand#160;illustrations are sure to enthrall and entertain.

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Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their workand#8212;and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that itand#8217;s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, andand#160;that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewittand#8217;s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentricand#8212;and anything but dull.

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. Ms. Krull lives in San Diego, California.

Kathryn Hewitt illustrated the previous books in the Lives of the...series, as well as popular picture books for younger readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152008079
ill.:
Hewitt, Kathryn
Author:
Hewitt, Kathryn
Author:
Downing, Julie
Author:
Gherman, Beverly
Author:
Krull, Kathleen
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Women in politics
Subject:
Women heads of state
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Family - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Lives Of . . .
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
This new paperback in the popular Lives of series exposes history's most notable women
"Synopsis" by ,
Wild or mild, hated or beloved, these twenty women dared to stand up and be a leader.
"Synopsis" by ,
Thisand#160;newand#160;paperback in the popular Lives of series exposes history'sand#160;most notable women
"Synopsis" by ,
This fascinating new installment in the popularand#160;Lives of... series of collective biographies is full of juicy tidbits about history's greatest scientists.
"Synopsis" by ,
Celebrated nonfiction author Beverly Gherman presents brief biographies of the president's mothers, full of fun facts, entertaining anecdotes, and embarrasing childhood stories!
"Synopsis" by ,
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson's mother ran a plantation by herself, or that Abraham Lincoln's mother was a wrestler? James Madison's mom called him "Jemmy" and made his shirts while he went to college, and Woodrow Wilson created Mother's Day to celebrate all mothers--especially his.and#160;Join Beverly Gherman and Julie Downing in this celebration of the women behind the White House.and#160; Gherman delightfully dishes fun facts about each mother, and Downing's livelyand#160;illustrations are sure to enthrall and entertain.
"Synopsis" by , Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their workand#8212;and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that itand#8217;s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, andand#160;that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewittand#8217;s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentricand#8212;and anything but dull.
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