Travel back in time to meet eleven children, each from the turn of a different century. Each century of the second millennium is brought vividly to life by a child of the period. Intriguing facts complement their stories, and richly detailed illustrations serve up a visual feast that holds a few surprises for the careful observer.
Illus. in full color with black-and-white & full-color photos. Beginning with the death of Tutankhamen, the book moves forward to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. Information about ancient Egyptian life is interspersed in a clear, smooth fashion throughout. A good way to get readers into non-fiction.--Booklist.
Twisted History brings to life the incredible stories of 32 historical figures -- murderers, assassins and traitors who embraced the dark side, and martyrs and innocents who paid with their lives in the pursuit of good. All changed world history.
The book is lavishly illustrated with stunning illustrations and period photographs. Accessible text and fact boxes describe evil and angelic acts across the centuries, like Judas, whose name would come to define betrayal, Joan of Arc, victorious virgin soldier and patron saint of France, and Ren Goupil, tortured and martyred by Native Americans, who became the first American saint.
Twisted History puts readers face to face with vile villains and true heroes. They include:
- William Wallace, the Scottish hero who was hanged, drawn and quartered by the English for high treason (c.1270-1305)
- Vlad the Impaler, who enjoyed torturing and impaling his victims (1431-76)
- Bernie Madoff (1938- ), architect of the biggest financial scam in history, a $65-billion Ponzi scheme that shattered banks, insurance companies and private investors
- Kazuo Taoka, boss of the most powerful and merciless Japanese yakuza gang (1913-81).
Twisted History is an engaging, informative and gripping read for all teen and adult readers.
Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.With this book about U.S. Presidents, you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with clever facts: Did you know that Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday? Or that Jefferson introduced the first French fries at a fancy state dinner? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this patriotic genius guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time
When James Warhola was a little boy, his father had a junk business that turned their yard into a wonderful play zone that his mother didn't fully appreciate But whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how junk could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands.
An entertaining almanac of fun-filled information...for girls only.We locked the bad boys at the BRI in the water closet and let the fairer gender run things for a while. The result: For Girls Only You'll discover a secret stash of cheeky stories written for girls of all ages (but mostly pre-teens and teens). In what other book would you find fortune-telling tips through the ages, the recipe for Love Potion #9, and the origin of underwear? In no other book in the world So unlock your inner goddess with . . . * The woman who invented the bulletproof vest
* The Hungarian countess who killed for her beauty secret
* Ten teen gals who became millionaires (and spent it wisely)
* Guns and roses: the real-life story of Annie Oakley
* The not-so-glamorous life of a fashion model
* The princess diaries: horrific tales of intermarriage among the royal families
* What movie stars wear during "nude" scenes and other cinema secrets
And much, much more
Chart an unforgettable journey in your trusty canoe down the Amazon river with this beautifully illustrated 16-panel concertina pull-out wall frieze. Learn just how unique and important this fascinating place is as you wind past colourful communities, busy jungle cities, and incredible rainforest creatures and wacky wildlife, from high up in the Andes of Peru, to the bustling city of Belem in Brazil. Then turn the frieze over to discover loads of fascinating facts about each point of interest encountered along the journey, from pink river dolphins to a disappearing tribal village.
Each title in our Unfolding Journeys series has its own distinct artwork style. Unfolding Journeys - Amazon Adventure's contemporary illustrated icons are etched in black and white against the bright greens, blues and pinks that encapsulate the Amazon's history and landscape.
Part of our Unfolding Journeys range
Also available: Unfolding Journeys: Rocky Mountain Explorer. Collect them all
About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be.
From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is.
It's going to be a big adventure - come explore
A must-have--Booklist (starred review)
Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community.
News of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years. This picture book sensitively introduces young readers to this tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future.
Jane Goodall, one of the most recognized scientists in the Western world, became internationally famous because of her ability to observe and connect with another species. A girl of humble beginnings and training, she made scientific breakthroughs thought impossible by more experienced field observers when she was only in her twenties. Then these animals shaped Jane's life. She began tirelessly fighting to protect the environment so that chimpanzees and other animals will continue have a place and a future on our planet. Jane Goodall continues to leave the modern world with an extraordinary legacy and has changed the scientific community forever.