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Monday, October 24, 2011

The Great People Series- Illustrated Biography

This exciting new series combines biography with storytelling and drama. The all colour illustrations and whacky story telling that starts with a mission of finding something interesting in rummage’s knick knack shop makes the stories delightful and child friendly.
The first 6 titles in the series comprise the following.
Take pictures from the internet for each of the books

Mahatma Gandhi – Anita Ganeri
The story of Gandhiji begin with the discovery of his trademark glasses and a discussion on tidbits about him like- he was scared of the dark and was the youngest of the lot in his family and therefore must have been very pampered!
There is the interesting deliberation on his early marriage that lasted for 62 years and thereafter what he did during the freedom movement including the salt march and his quit India movement that led to the freedom of India.

Mother Teresa- Anita Ganeri
Born as Agnes Bojaaxhiu, Mother Teresa, the Angel of Mercy was born in Macedonia. Mother Teresa formed the famed Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata to tend for the sick, poor and dying.
The story describes the tough life that the sisters followed apart from the service of the poor.
It also traces the making of a Saint according to the Christian laws.

Martin Luther King- Gerry Bailey & Karen Foster
Martin Luther dedicated his life fighting for the rights of the poor and the downtrodden. He is remembered for his powerful speeches apart from his work.
The book describes his difficult life as a black in America and the North South Divide in America after the end of slavery.
Martin Luther’s famous words are immortalized here-
I have a dream… that one day little black boys & girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and girls and sisters and brothers.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- Gerry Bailey & Karen Foster
Did you know that Mozart wrote the Fantasie in F-Minor for the barrel of a musical clock?
Did you know that Mozart was perhaps killed by a jealous composer.
Did you know that Mozart’s first opera was not a success?
Mozart wasn’t very good with people. Yet he was a brilliant composer , a dancer and a master talent.
Find out more about him in this book

Leonardo da Vinci- Gerry Bailey & Karen Foster

In August 1473, Leonardo made a pen and ink drawing of the Arno valley- it looked real- and nobody had ever worked in this style before. And after that, he never looked back. He was a painter, a sculptor, an inventor and a perfectionist who was never ever satisfied with his work. He was the artist of Monalisa- one of the most famous and the greatest painting since a long time.
William Shakespeare – Gerry Bailey & Karen Foster
The Bard of Avon is recognized as the greatest English playwright of our times. All of us at some point of tine or other must have read the works of Shakespear.
Here’s a chance to know more about his early life and his life work .

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