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  • Who Was Galileo?by Patricia Brennan Demuth; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned... more...

  • Who Was Rachel Carson?by Sarah Fabiny; Dede Putra; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2014; US$ 4.99

    Though she grew up in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson dreamed of the sea. In 1936 she began work with the Bureau of Fisheries and soon after published  Under the Sea Wind , her first of many nature books. Her 1962 bestseller,  Silent Spring , sent shockwaves through the country and warned of the dangers of DDT and other pesticides. A pioneering environmentalist,... more...

  • Who Is Wayne Gretzky?by Gail Herman; Ted Hammond; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led... more...

  • Who Was Robert Ripley?by Kirsten Anderson; Tim Foley; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an... more...

  • Who Was Jesus?by Ellen Morgan; Stephen Marchesi; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    This fascinating addition to the best-selling Who Was...? series does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. In an even-handed and easy-to-read narrative, this... more...

  • Who Was Walt Disney?by Whitney Stewart; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 4.99

    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... more...

  • Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?by Bonnie Bader; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2007; US$ 4.99

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke... more...

  • Who Was Anne Frank?by Ann Abramson; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2007; US$ 5.99

    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... more...

  • Who Was Jim Henson?by Joan Holub; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2010; US$ 5.99

    Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this... more...

  • Who Was Dr. Seuss?by Janet Pascal; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2011; US$ 4.99

    Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-?like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted... more...