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Christopher Columbus: Young Explorer (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Christopher Columbus, who landed in the Americas in 1492, is considered one of the world's most famous explorers. This fascinating biography details Columbus's childhood, which shaped his adventurous spirit.

Christopher Reeve

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski Meryl Henderson

Childhood of Famous Americans One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Christopher Reeve: Young Actor (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

A fictionalized biography of the childhood of the famous actor.

Dandelions

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Describes the physical characteristics and life cycle of this plant, originally brought to America by English settlers to grow in their gardens.

Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) was destined to grow up to become the most beloved, bestselling children's book writer of all time. This biography explores the events of his childhood. Illustrations.

Earthquake! A Story of Old San Francisco

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

In 1906, after the devastating earthquake hits San Francisco, twelve-year-old Philip struggles to save the horses in his father's livery stable.

Facing West

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski James Watling

When his family travels west via wagon train in 1845, Ben faces many adventures and hardships. Along with the dangers of rough weather and wild animals, Ben also fears the possibility that he might have a devastating asthma attack. As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.

Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

This childhood biography of the 32nd president of the United States explores the events that shaped the tenacious character of a young Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Gandhi: Young Nation Builder (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

This book narrates the fascinating early years and eventual accomplishments of the inspiring leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the Father of the Nation of India.

Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman escaped at the age of 29, only to risk her life to help more than 300 other slaves escape using the Underground Railroad. Nicknamed "Moses," Harriet dedicated her life to the cause of abolition and the welfare of African Americans.

Helen Keller: A Light for the Blind

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

A biography detailing Helen Keller's adventurous life as she worked tirelessly to lead the way for handicapped people.

Hero Over Here: A Story of World War I

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

A young boy must look after his sick mother and sister while his father and brother fight in World War I.

Joan of Arc

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

The story of Joan, a young farm girl who became a Christian martyr after she heard voices encouraging her to secure the throne of France for its rightful heir.

Juliette Gordon Low: America's First Girl Scout

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Presents a biography of the founder of the Girl Scout movement.

Lone Star: A Story of the Texas Rangers

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

In 1847, eleven-year-old Clay dreams of becoming a Texas Ranger so that he can exact revenge upon the Comanche Indians who attacked his family, until personal experience acquaints him with the brutal reality of Ranger activities.

Marie: An Invitation to Dance, France, 1775

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Ten-year-old Marie dreams of becoming a ballerina, but without a wealthy sponsor, she faces a more mundane future dictated by her family's position in pre-Revolutionary Parisian society.

Mother Teresa: Friend to the Poor

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, Mother Teresa grew up in a small war-torn town in Macedonia. The youngest of three children, Mother Teresa was called Gonxha, which means "flower bud," by her family because of her cheerful disposition. Mother Teresa's family were devoted Catholics who prayed every evening and went to church almost every day. By the time she was twelve years old, Mother Teresa knew she wanted to devote her life to helping the sick and poor. Mother Teresa is considered one of the world's greatest humanitarians. She was the recipient of the United States Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II. This fascinating biography details Mother Teresa's childhood and proves that one person can make a difference in the world with love and faith.

Night Bird: A Story of the Seminole Indians (Once Upon America Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Soldiers have invaded the Seminoles' homeland. Where can Night Bird and her family go? Someday Night Bird will be the leader of her clan-that is, if the Seminoles have a future. To avoid capture, the dwindling clans must hold their Green Corn ceremony in secret the fires are put out, the families feast in hiding, and there is no ancient ribbon dance. But a new hope beckons: the white men offer free land in Oklahoma. Is this the Seminoles' chance for survival or a white person's trick? Can Night Bird do what is best for the tribe, even if it breaks her heart?

Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A Story Of World War II

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski Ronald Himler

It is 1941, and Frank moves to Hawaii and makes friends with Kenji, a Japanese American boy. Can Kenji and Frank be friends during the war between America and Japan?

Pearl Harbor Is Burning: A Story of World War II (Once Upon America Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Frank wishes his family had never moved to Hawaii. He has no friends and the local boys taunt him as a haoli , an outsider. When Kenji, a Japanese-American boy, offers friendship, they discover a lot in common, especially a love of baseball. The two boys are in Frank's tree house overlooking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, where they watch with fascination and horror as ship after ship is blown up in the water. Conflicting messages and rumors being broadcast over the radio serve as a background for confusion as people react to the emergency. An effective snapshot of the past, this book presents a realistic picture of what residents of Honolulu experienced on that fateful day.

Rachel Carson

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Rachel Carson--scientist, author, and environmentalist Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet. "Kudlinski has admirably captured the driving force of spirit of a shy but courageous woman in a succinct, respectful approach."--Booklist About the Women of Our Time series: International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.

Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet.

Rosa Parks: Young Rebel (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

A fictionalized biography of the woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus, leading eventually to the civil rights era.

Shannon: A Chinatown Adventure, San Francisco, 1880

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Newly arrived in Victorian San Francisco from Ireland, Shannon plans the daring rescue of a young Chinese slave.

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