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Candlewick Press
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An excellent account of the many ways in which slaves participated in bringing down the greatest evil in our nation's history. - K...IRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)A man who cannot swim leaps off a slave ship into the dark water. A girl defies the law by secretly learning to read and write. A future abolitionist regains his will to live by fighting off his captor with his bare hands: I will not let you use me like a brute any longer, Frederick Douglass vows. Drawing from authentic accounts, here is a chronology of resistance in all its forms: comical trickster tales about outwitting Old Marsa; secret hush harbors where Africans instill Christian worship with their own rituals; and spirituals such as Go Down Moses, whose coded lyrics signal not just hope for deliverance, but an active call to escape. Boldly illustrated with extraordinary oil paintings by award-winning artist Shane W. Evans, and meticulously researched by Doreen Rappaport, this stunning collection - spanning the period from the early days of slavery to the Emancipation Proclamation - is an invaluable resource for teachers, parents, libraries, students, and people everywhere who care about what it means to be free, what it is to be human.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/13/2005Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

Candlewick Press
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A child’s-eye view of London’s top attractions blends lively artwork with fascinating facts, and features a sweeping g...atefold of the city skyline.London is calling! Come along on a mother-daughter day trip as they wend their way past the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, through Trafalgar Square, and on to Covent Garden. Listen closely and you might just learn a secret about the Whispering Gallery in Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Then it’s on to the Tower of London and the river Thames, where a fold-out surprise awaits. Readers will be enchanted by Salvatore Rubbino’s cheerful, sophisticated illustrations and abundant trivia about the one and only city of London. Cheerio!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/22/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

Candlewick Press
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Bold illustrations, big flaps, and an ingenious die-cut design invite young readers to peek at the lives of endangered animals &md...ash; and learn how to help.Did you know that a giant panda likes to do somersaults? That a black rhinoceros can run faster than an Olympic sprinter? That a monarch butterfly flies up to eighty miles a day? All of these animals — and many more, from tigers to elephants to polar bears, orangutans to dolphins, penguins to sea turtles — are disappearing, threatened by deforestation, poaching, fishing nets, global warming, and more. After enjoying the book’s eye-catching, dramatic format, kids can follow the simple suggestions offered to help save the animals.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/23/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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