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Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - Europe
A riveting middle-grade biography about Sophie Blanchard, the first woman to work as a professional aeronaut in France in the late 1700s, set against the thrilling backdrop of early flight.Before Amelia Earhart, there was Sophie Blanchard, the first ...
ISBN: 9780593505564Unabridged Download
Go back to the thrilling time of warring knights who were prepared to give their life in order to protect their lord and his castle.Castles may conjure up a romantic fairy tale world; however, in real life, during the Middle Ages, castles were fortre...
ISBN: 9780593503430Unabridged Download
Oh, rats! It's time to take a deeper look at what caused the Black Death--the deadliest pandemic recorded in human history.While the coronavirus COVID-19 changed the world in 2020, it still isn't the largest and deadliest pandemic in history. That ti...
ISBN: 9780593455036Unabridged Download
The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands de...
ISBN: 9780593554593Unabridged Download
Whether you call it football or soccer, there's no disputing that David Beckham is one of the best players in the history of the game! Whenever a young David Beckham was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he'd always answer with the same res...
ISBN: 9780593208779Unabridged Download
Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane...
ISBN: 9780525629634Unabridged Download
Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legac...
ISBN: 9780525629696Unabridged Download
Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning ac...
ISBN: 9780735205512Unabridged Download
Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. H...
ISBN: 9780451484536Unabridged Download
“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York TimesSuperb stories, daring deeds,...
ISBN: 9781101628898Unabridged Download