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

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 4.99

    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 Rachel Carson?by Sarah Fabiny; Dede Putra; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 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 Was Isaac Newton?by Janet Pascal; Tim Foley; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of... more...

  • Who Was Gandhi?by Dana M Rau; Jerry Hoare; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation. Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired... more...

  • Who Was Genghis Khan?by Nico Medina; Andrew Thomson; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Named Temujin at birth by his nomadic family in early Mongolia, the great Genghis Khan used his skill and cunning to create the Mongol Empire and conquer almost the entire continent of Asia. As ruler of the largest empire in human history, he was as respected as he was feared. Learn more about the man and the legend in Who Was Genghis Khan? more...

  • Who Was Susan B. Anthony?by Pamela D. Pollack; Meg Belviso; Mike Lacey; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Susan B. Anthony may be an international icon but her campaign for women?s rights had personal roots. Working as a school teacher in New York, Anthony refused to settle for less pay than her male colleagues which ignited her lifelong devotion to women?s equality. Anthony toured the United States and Europe giving speeches and publishing articles as... more...

  • Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?by Pamela D. Pollack; Meg Belviso; Jonathan Moore; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock?s unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great... more...

  • Who Was Queen Elizabeth?by June Eding; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 4.99

    Our bestselling series is fit for a queen! 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. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over forty years and led England... more...

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

    Penguin Group US 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 Group US 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...