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Lewis Helfand

Lewis Helfand is one of Campfire's most prolific writers, having scripted many of our biographies, classics and original titles. Some of his most popular works include the award winning Nelson MandelaMother Teresa: Angel of the Slums and Abraham Lincoln: From the Log Cabin to the White House.

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Alice in Wonderland
Written by Lewis Carroll, Adapted by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda
Campfire | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$9.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-23-1 (93-80028-23-7)

Alice was just an ordinary girl - imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly transported to a place that was anything but ordinary.

After diving down a rabbit hole, young Alice encounters a magical world ruled by a vicious... Read more






400 BC: The Story of the Ten Thousand
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Lalit Kumar Singh
Campfire | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-61-3 (93-80028-61-X)

Fortune favors the bold...

They were an unstoppable force, hired to take the crown from the King of Persia. They were a fearless army of Greek soldiers, and one hundred thousand men fighting as one. They were led by the finest and most courageous generals in all of Greece. They were being... Read more






Abraham Lincoln: From the Log Cabin to the White House
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Manikandan
Campfire | Trade Paperback | January 2013
$12.99/14.99(Canada) | 978-93-80741-21-5 (93-80741-21-9)

One of the most courageous and esteemed presidents of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln is known mainly for abolishing slavery and his leadership during the Civil War. He grew up in a single-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kenrucky. His mother died when he... Read more






Conquering Everest: The Lives of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Amit Tayal
Campfire | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$12.99/14.99(Canada) | 978-93-80741-24-6 (93-80741-24-3)

Tenzing Norgay was the son of poor Tibetan immigrants living in Nepal. He longed to see the world but was told he could aspire to be little more than a servant. Edmund Hillary was a humble beekeeper from New Zealand, who spent his youth dreaming of adventures he could never hope... Read more






Mother Teresa: Saint of the Slums
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sachin Nagar
Campfire | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$11.99/13.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-70-5 (93-80028-70-9)

In the 1940's, Calcutta had become decimated by famine, poverty, war and unemployment. Slums began to surface throughout the city and thousands were homeless, dying of disease or starvation. Alone and forgotten, these poorest of the poor were desperate for someone, anyone, to recognize their plight and help them. That help... Read more






Muhammad Ali: The King of the Ring
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Lalit Kumar Sharma
Campfire | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$12.99/14.99(Canada) | 978-93-80741-23-9 (93-80741-23-5)

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. in 1942. A three-time World Heavyweight Champion he is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. But Ali's legacy reaches far beyond the world of sports. He changed his name from Clay to Ali after joining the Nation of Islam... Read more






Nelson Mandela
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee
Campfire | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$12.99/14.99(Canada) | 978-93-80741-16-1 (93-80741-16-2)

Nelson Mandela had very simple dreams as a young man growing up in a small South African village; he dreamed of being free to choose his own path in life. But being a black man in South Africa, even the simple dream of freedom could never become a reality.

South Africa was...

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Photo Booth
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sachin Nagar
Campfire | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-65-1 (93-80028-65-2)

He wanted to change the past, but first he would have to alter the future...

A new deadly drug is about to flood the streets of New York City. The police have no leads on who is producing the drug, or where it is coming from. As far as Praveer Rajani, a... Read more






They Changed the World: Bell, Edison and Tesla
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Campfire | Trade Paperback | June 2014
$12.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-93-80741-87-1 (93-80741-87-1)

Three lives, one epic story. Find out how Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla changed the world we live in forever! Three men, three great minds and three completely different approaches to science. Find out how these men tamed the forces of science in order to share its power... Read more






The Wright Brothers
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee
Campfire | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-46-0 (93-80028-46-6)

Everyone knows the story of the Wright Brothers. Or do they? This biography conveys the well-known and the lesser-known facts about Orville and Wilbur's lives, and does so by weaving the biographical information into a wonderful story. The evocative illustrations combine with the storytelling prowess of Lewis Helfand to relate the... Read more






Kim
Written by Rudyard Kipling, Adapted by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Rakesh Kumar
Campfire | Trade Paperback | January 2011
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-42-2 (93-80028-42-3)

Kimball O'Hara was a child, like many others, living on the streets of India in the early 1900s. That was, until he befriended a Buddhist lama and became his disciple.

The story of Kim follows our cheeky, fun-loving hero as he journeys across northern India - from Lahore to the vast beauty... Read more






Gulliver's Travels
Written by Jonathan Swift, Adapted by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Vinod Kumar
Campfire | Trade Paperback | December 2010
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-50-7 (93-80028-50-4)

Lemuel Gulliver always dreamed of travelling the world. But when a violent storm claims his ship and casts him adrift among uncharted lands, he is taken to places that he could not even dream of.

Travelling to the nation of Lilliput, where the inhabitants measure just centimetres tall, and to Brobdingnag... Read more






Martin Luther King Jr.: Let Freedom Ring
Written by Michael Teitelbaum and Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee
Campfire | Trade Paperback | January 2013
$11.99/13.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-69-9 (93-80028-69-5)

Not even half a century ago America was segregated, when everything depended on teh color of one's skin. Access to schools, restaurants, parks, buses or even water fountains was segregated. And born into this segregated world was Martin Luther King Jr..

The son of a black preacher, King was taught from a... Read more






A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Adapted by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Vinod Kumar
Campfire | Trade Paperback | January 2011
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-40-8 (93-80028-40-7)

When Professor Von Hardwigg and his nephew Henry discover a mysterious parchment, little do they know that it will change their lives forever.

After many hours of studying the manuscript, and a great deal of painstaking research, they finally decipher the hidden code. It dates back to the sixteenth century, and is... Read more






The Time Machine
Written by H.G. Wells, Adapted by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda
Campfire | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$9.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-93-80028-26-2 (93-80028-26-1)

What would you do if you could travel in time?

An intrepid adventurer, known simply as the Time Traveller, meets his friends for dinner one night. During the conversation, he baffles them with his wild ideas about moving forwards or backwards in time. His claims are met with disbelief. Even when... Read more





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