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Who Was Roald Dahl? (Who Was...?)

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Born into wealth in 1860s London, Beatrix Potter always had a vivid imagination. Her early interests included natural history and archaeology, and Potter delighted in sketching fossils and fungi. After briefly illustrating Christmas cards with her brother, Bertram, Potter wrote and illustrated her well-known book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The book was rejected by several publishes until Frederick Warne eventually took a risk and published the story in 1902 - a risk that paid off. Peter Rabbit was a huge success and readers loved hearing about Peter's mischevious adventures in the lush English countryside. As she got older, Beatrix Potter became a proud conservationist, working hard to defend the landscape she loved so well against industrialization and logging. Now over one hundred years old, Peter Rabbit and his animal friends have become cultural touchstones and continue to delight readers of all ages.

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Anne E. Neimark tells the life story of one of the most influential and well-loved writers of the 20th century, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.and#160;

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In 1775, Paul Revere of Boston made his now-famous horseback ride warning colonists of an impending attack by the British. This event went largely unnoticed in history until Longfellow celebrated it in a poem in 1861. So who was Paul Revere? In addition to being an American patriot, he was a skilled silversmith and made false teeth from hippo tusks! This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings to life Paul Revere's thrilling ride as well as the personal side of the man and the exciting times in which he lived.

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Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poes ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he enlisted in the Army and subsequently failed out of West Point. His first published story, The Raven, was a huge success, but his joy was overshadowed by the death of his wife. Poe devoted his life to writing and his tragic life often inspired his work. He is considered to be the inventor of detective fiction and the father of American mystery writers. His work continues to influence popular culture through films, music, literature, and television.

About the Author

Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448461465
Author:
Kelley, True
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Author:
Wolf, Elizabeth
Author:
Stewart, Whitney
Author:
Pollack, Pamela D.
Author:
True Kell
Author:
Sutherland, Tui
Author:
Frith, Margaret
Author:
Jerome, Kate Boehm
Author:
Bader, Bonnie
Author:
Foley, Tim
Author:
Edgers, Geoff
Author:
Whitne
Author:
Marchesi, Stephen
Author:
Milton, Joyce
Author:
Day, Larry
Author:
Thompson, Gare
Author:
DiVito, Anna
Author:
Moore, Jonathan
Author:
Holub, Joan
Author:
ey
Author:
Taylor, Val Paul
Author:
Obrien, John
Author:
Cain, David
Author:
Prince, April Jones
Author:
Gigliotti, Jim
Author:
Kramer, Sydelle
Author:
y Stewart
Author:
Herman, Gail
Author:
Weber, Jill
Author:
Spinner, Stephanie
Author:
Pascal, Janet
Author:
Fradin, Dennis Brindell
Author:
Hammond, Ted
Author:
Fabiny, Sarah
Author:
Eding, June
Author:
Neimark, Anne E.
Author:
Fradin, Judith Bloom
Author:
Edwards, Roberta
Author:
Brallier, Jess
Author:
Kramer, S. a.
Author:
McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Author:
Belviso, Meg
Author:
Mannis, Celeste
Author:
Wilson, A. N.
Author:
Robbins, Carrie
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Author:
Brindell Fradin, Dennis
Author:
Hopkinson, Deborah
Author:
Lacey, Mike
Author:
Abramson, Ann
Author:
Weinman, Brad
Author:
Bloom Fradin, Judith
Author:
Waldron, Ann
Author:
Parker, Robert Andrew
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure & Adventurers
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Science & Technology
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Who Was...?
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white illustrations
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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"Synopsis" by ,
Anne E. Neimark tells the life story of one of the most influential and well-loved writers of the 20th century, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
In 1775, Paul Revere of Boston made his now-famous horseback ride warning colonists of an impending attack by the British. This event went largely unnoticed in history until Longfellow celebrated it in a poem in 1861. So who was Paul Revere? In addition to being an American patriot, he was a skilled silversmith and made false teeth from hippo tusks! This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings to life Paul Revere's thrilling ride as well as the personal side of the man and the exciting times in which he lived.

"Synopsis" by ,
Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poes ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he enlisted in the Army and subsequently failed out of West Point. His first published story, The Raven, was a huge success, but his joy was overshadowed by the death of his wife. Poe devoted his life to writing and his tragic life often inspired his work. He is considered to be the inventor of detective fiction and the father of American mystery writers. His work continues to influence popular culture through films, music, literature, and television.
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