This is a wonderful new series of well-told, beautifully illustrated biographies with dramatic, evocative illustrations on every page. Each book tells the story of a remarkable person from the past, whose name and achievements have lived on far beyond their own time. Lively, narrative text by skilled storytellers, this colourful, picture book style artwork will stimulate the imagination and linger in the memory. It includes international range of characters. Each has a timeline and index for easy reference. The biographies link in with National Curriculum KS1 and KS2. Young children love a good story. What better way to introduce them to the giants of our past than through these delightful books? The titles in the series have been chosen to cover a wide range of characters and to have both national and international appeal.
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Grade 3-5-A serviceable, simple biography of the famous man of peace who freed India from British rule. The format will appeal to upper-primary or less-competent intermediate readers: one half-page of text and a watercolor drawing on each page. The author covers Gandhi's entire life, with emphasis on his profound belief that standing up against unfair laws and practices could be done through peaceful means. For Gandhi, this meant great personal sacrifice: fasting to near death, 2,089 days in prisons, and, eventually, his assassination. The delicate watercolors add informative details to the sparse text about events, setting, and modes of dress.
Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL
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"A serviceable, simple biography of the famous man of peace who freed India from British rule... The author covers Gandhi's entire life... Delicate watercolors add informative details."--School Library Jounral
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Mrinal Mitra (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0199104425
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199104425