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  • Who Was Beatrix Potter?by Sarah Fabiny; Mike Lacey; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Born into wealth in 1860?s 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... more...

  • Who Was J. R. R. Tolkien?by Pamela D. Pollack; Meg Belviso; Jonathan Moore; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Best known for his epic  Lord of the Rings  trilogy and  The Hobbit , J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age four. He was naturally gifted with languages and used this skill... 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...

  • Who Was Helen Keller?by Gare Thompson; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2003; US$ 5.99

    At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white... more...

  • Who Was Harriet Tubman?by Yona Zeldis McDonough; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2002; US$ 4.99

    Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two)... more...

  • Who Was Charles Darwin?by Deborah Hopkinson; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2005; US$ 5.99

    As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting ?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... more...

  • Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?by Gare Thompson; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2004; US$ 5.99

    For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt.  Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Eleanor had a voice, and she used it to speak up against poverty and racism.  She had experience and knowledge... 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 Christopher Columbus?by Bonnie Bader; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2013; US$ 5.99

    Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage. more...

  • Who Was Mother Teresa?by Jim Gigliotti; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2015; US$ 5.99

    Born a humble girl in what is now Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu lived a charitable life. She pledged herself to a religious order at the age of 18 and chose the name Sister Teresa, after the patron saint of missionaries. While teaching in India, where famine and violence had devastated the poor, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta tending... more...