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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
Written by Thomas B. Allen
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792278900
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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent
How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War
Written by Thomas B. Allen


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 192 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $25.90

It's 1863. Harriet Tubman is facing one of the biggest—and most dangerous— challenges of her life. She has survived her master's lash, escaped from slavery, and risked her life countless times to lead runaway slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Now she has a new role—that of Union spy! The... Read more >
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John Smith Escapes Again!
John Smith Escapes Again!
Written by Rosalyn Schanzer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792259305
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John Smith Escapes Again!

Written by Rosalyn Schanzer


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95

Long before Harry Houdini thrilled the world with his impossible deeds, America had produced an escape artist whose biography reads like an adventure novel.

Many readers will know John Smith as the man rescued from death by Pocahontas, but Smith's story included a series of fantastic episodes: escape from imprisonment, ambush... Read more >
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John Smith Escapes Again!
John Smith Escapes Again!
Written by Rosalyn Schanzer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792259312
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John Smith Escapes Again!

Written by Rosalyn Schanzer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $25.90

Long before Harry Houdini thrilled the world with his impossible deeds, America had produced an escape artist whose biography reads like an adventure novel.

Many readers will know John Smith as the man rescued from death by Pocahontas, but Smith's story included a series of fantastic episodes: escape from imprisonment, ambush... Read more >
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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792259190
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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
Barbary Pirates, the Mayflower, the First Thanksgiving, and Much, Much More
Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 144 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $25.90

Say hello to Myles Standish, a fiery man with short legs and an even shorter temper. When he got mad his face turned as red as his hair, earning him the nickname "Captaine Shrimpe."

It's a story that has been told for almost 400 years—how a brave band of people set... Read more >
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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792259183
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The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony
Barbary Pirates, the Mayflower, the First Thanksgiving, and Much, Much More
Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95

Say hello to Myles Standish, a fiery man with short legs and an even shorter temper. When he got mad his face turned as red as his hair, earning him the nickname "Captaine Shrimpe."

It's a story that has been told for almost 400 years—how a brave band of people set... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.
The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail
The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792259206
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The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95

When she was a young girl, Narcissa loved nothing better than to read heroic tales about brave men and women risking their lives to bring Christian ideas to "barbarians" in far-off places. In 1831, her dream of doing the same was about to come true. That's when some Indians arrived in... Read more >
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The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail
The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail
Written by Cheryl Harness
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792259213
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The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail

Written by Cheryl Harness


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 144 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $25.90

When she was a young girl, Narcissa loved nothing better than to read heroic tales about brave men and women risking their lives to bring Christian ideas to "barbarians" in far-off places. In 1831, her dream of doing the same was about to come true. That's when some Indians arrived in... Read more >
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Always Inventing
Always Inventing
Written by Tom L. Matthews
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792259329
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Always Inventing
A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell
Written by Tom L. Matthews


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $7.95

Now in paperback—National Geographic Children's Books presents the award-winning photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell. This fascinating profile, named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, uses direct quotes to give readers a vivid insight into the life of a prolific inventor, driven to succeed.

With a foreword by Gilbert... Read more >
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Bull's-Eye
Bull's-Eye
Written by Sue Macy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792259336
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Bull's-Eye
A Photobiography of Annie Oakley
Written by Sue Macy


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $7.95

At last, National Geographic's award-winning photobiography of Annie Oakley bursts into paperback. This stirring story of an enduring American heroine has won widespread acclaim and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Annie's amazing life comes sharply into focus in a compelling narrative, period photography, and in... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Written by Ann Kramer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792258964
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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle
Written by Ann Kramer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $27.90

In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women. This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England.

We first encounter the infant Eleanor, born into the ruling family of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in 1122. She grows into a lively and... Read more >
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Hero of the High Seas
Hero of the High Seas
Written by Michael Cooper
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792255475
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Hero of the High Seas
John Paul Jones and the American Revolution
Written by Michael Cooper


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $21.95

In a marble crypt in Annapolis, Maryland, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, lies an American hero. In death, as in life, John Paul Jones commands the deepest affection of his fellow countrymen.

Veteran children's writer Michael Cooper takes a fresh look at one of the most colorful characters of the... Read more >
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Hero of the High Seas
Hero of the High Seas
Written by Michael Cooper
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792255482
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Hero of the High Seas
John Paul Jones and the American Revolution
Written by Michael Cooper


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 128 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $32.90

In a marble crypt in Annapolis, Maryland, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, lies an American hero. In death, as in life, John Paul Jones commands the deepest affection of his fellow countrymen.

Veteran children's writer Michael Cooper takes a fresh look at one of the most colorful characters of the... Read more >
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Inventing the Future
Inventing the Future
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792259343
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Inventing the Future
A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison
Written by Marfe Ferguson Delano


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $7.95

This paperback addition to our Photobiography series, Inventing the Future,documents the life of Thomas Edison. This prolific American is recognized as one of history's greatest inventors. His 1,093 patented inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, and the microphone.

Young readers learn why Edison believed that "genius is one per cent... Read more >
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Liftoff
Liftoff
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by John Glenn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792258995
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Liftoff
A Photobiography of John Glenn
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by John Glenn


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

War hero, test pilot, American astronaut, and U.S. Senator—for John Glenn, serving his country has always been a joyous adventure. How does a boy from a small Ohio town grow up to become one of the most enduring heroes in American history?

Young readers find out as they follow his inspiring... Read more >
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Liftoff
Liftoff
Written by Don Mitchell, Foreword by John Glenn
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792259008
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Liftoff
A Photobiography of John Glenn
Written by Don Mitchell
Foreword by John Glenn


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $27.90

War hero, test pilot, American astronaut, and U.S. Senator—for John Glenn, serving his country has always been a joyous adventure. How does a boy from a small Ohio town grow up to become one of the most enduring heroes in American history?

Young readers find out as they follow his inspiring... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
World History Biographies: Marco Polo
Written by Nick McCarty
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792258940
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World
Written by Nick McCarty


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $27.90

In a life of ceaseless exploration, Marco Polo pushed out the borders of his narrow medieval world.

Born in Venice in 1254, the young Marco Polo first met his father at age 15, when the elder Polo returned from a trading expedition to the East. The father's tales of the court... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Written by Ann Kramer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792258957
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World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle
Written by Ann Kramer


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women. This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England.

We first encounter the infant Eleanor, born into the ruling family of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in 1122. She grows into a lively and... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
World History Biographies: Marco Polo
World History Biographies: Marco Polo
Written by Nick McCarty
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792258933
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World History Biographies: Marco Polo
The Boy Who Traveled the Medieval World
Written by Nick McCarty


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

In a life of ceaseless exploration, Marco Polo pushed out the borders of his narrow medieval world.

Born in Venice in 1254, the young Marco Polo first met his father at age 15, when the elder Polo returned from a trading expedition to the East. The father's tales of the court... Read more >
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William Blake
William Blake
Written by Michael Bedard
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887767630
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William Blake
The Gates of Paradise
Written by Michael Bedard


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $19.95

Journey back to the 1700s to meet one of the most fascinating people in history. Dreamer, craftsman, poet, madman, and genius — William Blake. Born in 1757 in London, as a boy he apprenticed as an engraver and began a career that would include masterpieces of art.

Blake lived during times of... Read more >
The Hero Schliemann
The Hero Schliemann
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz, Illustrated by Robert Byrd
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763622831
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The Hero Schliemann
The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Illustrated by Robert Byrd


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $17.99

Archaeologist? Mythmaker? Crook? This engaging, illustrated biography of Heinrich Schliemann — a nineteenth-century romantic who most believe did find the ancient city of Troy — reveals him to be a fascinating mixture of all three.

From the time Heinrich Schliemann was a boy — or so he said — he
knew he... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
World History Biographies: Michelangelo
Written by Philip Wilkinson
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792255345
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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
The Young Artist Who Dreamed of Perfection
Written by Philip Wilkinson


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $27.90

Has any other artist left the world such a vast legacy as Michelangelo? Author Philip Wilkinson leads young readers on a journey of discovery through the life and works of the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, and poet in a visually evocative book.

Wilkinson's lively narrative follows Michelangelo from his early... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Saladin
World History Biographies: Saladin
Written by Flora Geyer
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780792255369
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World History Biographies: Saladin
The Warrior Who Defended His People
Written by Flora Geyer


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $27.90

Our children's understanding of the Muslim world has never been as important as it is today. As events in the Middle East affect world politics, and the Muslim community grows in the United States, knowledge of Islamic tradition and history are now crucial.

Flora Geyer's informative, accessible book tells the story... Read more >
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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
World History Biographies: Michelangelo
Written by Philip Wilkinson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792255338
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World History Biographies: Michelangelo
The Young Artist Who Dreamed of Perfection
Written by Philip Wilkinson


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $17.95

Has any other artist left the world such a vast legacy as Michelangelo? Author Philip Wilkinson leads young readers on a journey of discovery through the life and works of the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, and poet in a visually evocative book.

Wilkinson's lively narrative follows Michelangelo from his early... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
World History Biographies: Saladin
World History Biographies: Saladin
Written by Flora Geyer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792255352
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World History Biographies: Saladin
The Warrior Who Defended His People
Written by Flora Geyer


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $17.95

Our children's understanding of the Muslim world has never been as important as it is today. As events in the Middle East affect world politics, and the Muslim community grows in the United States, knowledge of Islamic tradition and history are now crucial.

Flora Geyer's informative, accessible book tells the story... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover library binding.
World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
Written by John Phillips
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792253853
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World History Biographies: Leonardo da Vinci
The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance
Written by John Phillips


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $17.95

The original "Renaissance Man" was a scientist, a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a military engineer, an inventor, and a musician. Although he died in 1519, he left a rich legacy of learning in scores of notebooks. These included the first detailed drawings of the human anatomy, pioneering notes on the... Read more >
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