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As a page in his uncle's castle in 13-century England, 11-year-old Tobias records in his journal his experiences learning how to hunt, play games of skill and behave in noble society. Includes notes on noblemen, castles and feudalism. Color illustrations throughout.
How did the Allies plan and execute the most massive and daring invasion in military history? Read all about it in the DK Reader that explains in thrilling detail how the Nazis were defeated on the beaches of France. DK Readers is a multi-level learning-to-read program combining DK's highly visual style with appealing stories at five graduated levels. Stunning photographs and engaging, age-appropriate stories are guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. DK Readers allow progression of stories for beginning readers with simple sentences and word repetition through to stories with rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structure for proficient readers.
Who is plundering the tombs of ancient Memphis? A brother and sister solve the mystery in this diary full of intriguing details about daily life in Egypt 3,500 years ago. What was it like to be an aspiring young scribe in Egypt, circa 1500 BC? Picture it through the eyes of nine-year-old Nakht, who has just moved with his family to bustling Memphis, where his father has a prestigious new job. As Nakht takes up his own (often boring) lessons, little does he know that he and his sister, Tamyt, will soon stumble upon a sinister plot involving the robbing of nearby tombs -- and will actually catch the high-ranking mastermind at a banquet inside their own house! As a reward, the siblings are invited to the royal palace in Thebes to meet none other than King Hatshepsut, whom they are shocked to discover is a woman -- one of few female kings in ancient Egyptian history. Brimming with lively, detailed illustrations and bolstered with endnotes, a timeline, and a glossary, this newest tale from the author of CASTLE DIARY and PIRATE DIARY is sure to stir readers' interest in one of the most fascinating eras in history.
Eureka! Looks at the instances in which some of the world's greatest inventions were conceived and explains how creative genius has enabled some individuals to look right through a problem and come up with a solution that has eluded rivals. From the excitement of Newton's historic discovery of the laws of gravity to the more recent creation of Teflon, this fascinating book illuminates an amazing variety of inventions, as well as the moments of inspiration (and sometimes perspiration) behind them.
Are you ready for the ultimate book on daredevil sports? Whether it's steep skiing or freestyle motorcross -- this book takes readers to the limit! The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
In this spectacular and informative guide to the dangerous and adventurous life of piracy, privateering, and buccaneering, superb, full color photographs of weapons, ships, flags, maps, and treasure offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of pirate life on the high seas.
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Explore the crime lab with Forensics and discover how detectives use science to solve crimes. From the scene of the crime to a criminal's conviction, discover how the marks of blood, footprints, and fingerprints can lead the police to criminals. Find out how specialists can match trace evidence, such as a single hair found on a victim, to the murderer. Learn how famous crimes were solved and, like a true detective, find out whether it was arson, poison, or murder.
From a Neolithic camp to the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics, very few cities have seen as much history, innovation, and bloodshed as London. In this beautiful book, readers take an historical, geographical, and anthropological journey through London's past through amazing artwork and detailed cross sections. From the earliest habitations to the Roman and Viking invasions, the Plague, Shakespeare, The Great Fire, right up to the Industrial Revolution, the Blitz, and more, readers will uncover layer after layer of London' s magnificent history and learn about the people who have called the city home.
Adventure! History! Pirate Diary reveals life on the high seas in the eighteenth century--through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy. Learn what life was really like on a pirate ship in 1716 as you read PIRATE DIARY, nine-year-old Jake Carpenter's journal of adventure on the high seas. Discover through Jake's own words the thrills and perils of a seafaring life as he explores the good ship Greyhound, meets fearsome Captain Nick, and becomes a carpenter's apprentice. But the real excitement begins when pirates capture the ship--and Jake finds himself embarking on a new life on the wrong side of the law. From "mermaids" to monsterlike whales, terrible storms to dead calms, maroonings to pirate raids, Jake's diary records everything a reader could want to know about life under the pirate code. Historically accurate illustrations of the ship and crew, a map of Jake's travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating--and harsh--life of a pirate in the eighteenth century.
At this level the Readers introduce more complex sentence structures and increased vocabulary. Archive photos and detailed illustrations make the stories exciting for children to read on their own.
Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona of Mytilini Who Was Captured by Pirates and Sold as a Slave in Rome, AD 107by Richard Platt
Relive the drama of the Roman Empire through the eyes of a young Greek slave in this latest installment in an acclaimed historical series. Iliona never imagined that her sea voyage from Greece to Egypt would lead her to Rome. But when her ship is boarded by pirates, that's where she ends up -- as a slave. Separated from her brother, Apollo, Iliona is soon at the whim of her owners, and the chance of regaining freedom seems like a distant dream. But unlike her brother's plight, Iliona's life as a slave isn't as bad as she feared: her new family provides clothing, food, and even schooling, and best of all, she is free to explore the wonders of Rome. Step back to AD 107 and take in the luxury of the baths, the splendor of the Senate, the thrill of gladiatorial combat, and the excesses of Roman feasts in a fictional diary full of excitement, humor, and accurate historical detail.
Various kinds of spiders, including the black widow, tarantula, and water spider, describe their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats.
Examines the history, motives, and actions of various spies, both criminal and governmental.
Describes sports and recreational activities throughout history, some of which were and are dangerous or even deadly.
Describes changing ideas of fashion and beauty through history and around the world.
This story, told through a child called Remaema, describes how the Yanomami tribe is battling against potential developers.
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