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Bears are curious, and so are kids! In this sweet Step into Reading, kids can follow a mother bear and her two cubs from winter hibernation to summer sun through an entire year. Kids will learn simple bear facts in this engaging, kid-friendly story that will appeal to even the youngest of animal lovers.
Illus. in full color. Difficult dinosaur names are simplified with phonics.
In 1998, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the most admired woman in America while also becoming the most visibly wronged wife in the world. Standing by her husband, President Bill Clinton, as she and the nation learned the truth behind the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the First Lady assumed two roles--dutiful spouse and passionate defense attorney--which she had played on numerous occasions during the course of their tumultuous yet politically unified relationship. Now esteemed biographer and journalist Joyce Milton examines this formidable, fascinating woman, giving probing insight into the First Lady's character, her values and her career. In The First Partner, Milton goes behind the scenes at the Clinton White House and explores the First Lady's involvement in Travelgate, Filegate, the Health Care Task Force fiasco and fund-raising for the 1996 presidential campaign, showing how these controversies grew out of the tensions in her political partnership with Bill Clinton. Milton also describes how Mrs. Clinton's defensive reactions to her husband's chronic infidelities have often misfired and have sometimes enabled his bad behavior. She examines the differing psychologies of the President and First Lady, yet shows that when faced with political accusations, they take a similar approach of telling only as much of the truth as is necessary--a reaction that has increasingly gotten them into trouble. Meticulously reported and researched, The First Partner offers keen new understanding of this complex woman who has infuriated and confounded as many people as she has inspired.
Gentle Giants of the Forest: What should you do if a gorilla charges? Should you run away? Should you climb a tree? Should you make an ugly face? The answer might surprise you! Learn all kinds of amazing facts about gorillas in this exciting, easy-to-read book!
For the first time, Joyce Milton gives us the dual biography of the wonder couple, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Their love prevailed against a horrifying kidnapping and murder splashed throughout the media, their careers, and even the criticism they underwent following their involvement in the America First movement as the United States entered World War II. With new information presented about their son's kidnapper, Bruno Hauptmann, and Charlie's own role in the case, Milton gives her readers a lot to think about. Thoroughly researched, Milton exposes a new understanding of and view into the personalities and lives of Charles, Anne, and the time they lived in.
From the book jacket: Did you know that some mummies have glass eyes and wigs? And that there are cat mummies and bird mummies? And that some people ate powdered mummy? This book has lots of amazing mummy facts!
Charlie Chaplin made an amazing seventy-one films by the time he was only thirty-three years old. He was known not only as the world's first international movie star, but as a comedian, a film director, and a man ripe with scandal, accused of plagiarism, communism, pacifism, liberalism, and anti-Americanism. He seduced young women, marrying four different times, each time to a woman younger than the last. In this animated biography of Chaplin, Joyce Milton reveals to us a life riddled with gossip and a struggle to rise from an impoverished London childhood to the life of a successful American film star. Milton shows us how the creation of his famous character--the Tramp, the Little Fellow--was both rewarding and then devastating as he became obsolete with the changes of time. Tramp is a perceptive, clever, and captivating biography of a talented and complicated man whose life was filled with scandal, politics, and art.
Illus. in full color. "Milton understands what kids like about whales, and packs a considerable amount of information into the book. This easy-reader leaps with appeal."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
From his childhood in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. Who Was Ronald Reagan? covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children.
From his childhood in rural Illinois to moviemaking days in Hollywood and on to a career in politics that took him all the way to the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan kept an abiding faith in America and in what our country stood for. The oldest president ever, he survived a near-fatal assassination attempt and lived to be 93. Who Was Ronald Reagan? covers his life and times in a balanced, entertaining way for children. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations fill out the portrait of our fortieth president.
It's time for YOU! Pick your favorite spot to read. This is going to be a great book! What this book is about . . . Wild, Wild Wolves Did you know that when a wolf wags the tip of its tail, it is getting ready to attack? Learn more fun facts when you read this book.
The amazing story behind the greatest newspapermen to ever live--Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst--lies primarily hidden with their reporters who were in the field. They risked their lives in Cuba as the country grappled for independence simply to "get the story" and write what were not always the most accurate accounts, but were definitely the best--anything to sell papers. Reporters like Harry Scovel, Stephen Crane, Cora Taylor, Richard Harding Davis, and James Creelman, among others, put themselves in danger every day just for the news.The Yellow Kids is an adventure story packed with engaging characters, witticisms, humor, and adversity, to reveal that the "yellow" found in journalism was often an extra ingredient applied by editors and publishers in New York.
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