Walt Disney

Author: Marie Hammontree
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689813244
Format: PDF, ePub
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A biography concentrating on the boyhood of the cartoonist and film maker who created Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Dr Seuss

Author: Kathleen Kudlinski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439112748
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Milton Hershey

Author: M.M. Eboch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141697945X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Did you know that the man behind Hershey's chocolate used to work in an ice cream parlor? Or that he had to try over and over again to get his now-famous chocolate to taste as delicious as it does today? Milton Hershey's life wasn't always a bowl of chocolate Kisses. When he was in fourth grade, he even had to drop out of school and work to help his poor family make ends meet. Read all about how the man we know as the famous young chocolatier finally struck it rich -- in money, love, and chocolate!

Rosa Parks

Author: Kathleen Kudlinski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439112975
Format: PDF
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Learn about the childhood of Rosa Parks, who grew up to be a legendary Civil Rights activist and an all-star in American history. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955 spurred a citywide boycott. As she became a symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement, eventually the city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the Presidential of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the NAACP’s highest award. In this narrative biography you’ll learn about Rosa Parks’s childhood and the influences that gave this remarkable woman the courage to stand up for her rights.

Albert Einstein

Author: Marie Hammontree
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0020418604
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents the early life of the German-born physicist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking.

John Muir

Author: Montrew Dunham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439113734
Format: PDF, Mobi
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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His activism helped to preserve Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is still active today. The John Muir Trail is a 211-mile hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada. Now readers can explore how his childhood influenced his life.

Mark Twain

Author: Miriam E. Mason
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439113219
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens is perhaps best known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was a writer of such classic American novels as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, served as an apprentice printer, and wrote newspaper articles. Later he was a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to work as a miner. Eventually he settled on writing as a career. Mark Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it", too. He died the day following the comet's return. Now readers can explore how his childhood influenced his life.

Harry Houdini

Author: Kathryn Kilby Borland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689714769
Format: PDF
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A biography of Harry Houdini concentrating on his earlier years and the training that made him a master magician and escape artist.

Thomas Edison

Author: Sue Guthridge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0020418507
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using simple language that beginning readers can understand, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of inventor Thomas Edison.

I Am 11 Walt Disney

Author: Grace Norwich
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545633486
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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I am the creator of Mickey Mouse. I am Walt Disney. As a child, I had a wild imagination and a great curiosity. As I grew up, I used those qualities to become a cartoonist. Eventually, I turned these drawings into films and began my own animation business. One of my characters, Mickey Mouse, became so popular that movie theaters sold out and I won an Academy Award. After pursuing a career as a film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur and entertainer, I added developer to my resume when I created Disneyland amusement park. I became tremendously successful and beloved by children of all ages because of my belief that even the impossible is possible. I am Walt Disney. To this day, Walt Disney's characters remain some of the most recognizable images in the world. With books, TV shows, films, and amusement parks devoted to his creations, the Walt Disney name lives on. Learn all about this remarkable man's fascinating life in Scholastic's biography series, I AM.