Shaka: King of the Zulus

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9780021795352: Shaka: King of the Zulus

In a picture-book biography acclaimed for both its accuracy and beauty, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema describe how Shaka, a brilliant military strategist, rose from humble beginnings to lead a mighty people nearly two centuries ago. It is an unforgettable story."Stanley presents the life story of Shaka, a Zulu military genius who became king of his people in the eighteenth century....The illustrations are full-color paintings that convey a quiet intensity in their portrayal of Shaka and his people."--Booklist

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Diane Stanley is the author andillustrator of beloved books for youngreaders, including The Silver Bowl, whichreceived three starred reviews; Saving Sky,winner of the Arab American Museum'sArab American Award and a Bank StreetCollege of Education Best Book of the Year;Bella at Midnight, a School Library JournalBest Book of the Year and an ALA BooklistEditors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart. Well knownas the author and illustrator of award-winningpicture-book biographies, she isthe recipient of the Orbis Pictus Awardfor Outstanding Nonfiction for Childrenand the Washington Post-Children's BookGuild Nonfiction Award for the body ofher work.

Ms. Stanley has also written andillustrated numerous picture books, includingthree creatively reimagined fairy tales: The Giant and the Beanstalk, Goldie and the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter.She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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"A thrilling introduction to the Zulu people and a remarkable chapter in African history." -- -- The New York Times

"Handsome and compelling." -- -- The Horn Book

"Intense and thoughtful." -- Booklist

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