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Beatrice Gormley

Autor/a de Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator

45 obres 3,440 Membres 35 Ressenyes

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Beatrice Gormley is the author of many popular books for young readers, including Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer and C. S. Lewis: Christian and Storyteller. As a writer, she admires the drama of Bible stories and is intrigued by their people. She lives in Ossining, New York

Inclou aquests noms: Beatrice Gormley, Beatrice Gormely

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Obres de Beatrice Gormley

Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator (2000) 331 exemplars
Adara (2002) 304 exemplars
Barack Obama: Our 44th President (2008) 264 exemplars
Back To The Titanic (1994) 261 exemplars
Louisa May Alcott: Young Novelist (1999) 251 exemplars
Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot! (1656) 202 exemplars
Back to Paul Revere! (1994) 173 exemplars
Fifth Grade Magic (1982) 135 exemplars
Mail-Order Wings (1981) 88 exemplars
Miriam (1999) 47 exemplars
Salome (2007) 42 exemplars
Julius Caeser: Young Statesman (2006) 40 exemplars
Friends of Liberty (2013) 35 exemplars
The Ghastly Glasses (1985) 31 exemplars
Marie Curie: Young Scientist (2007) 29 exemplars
Best Friend Insurance (1985) 28 exemplars
More Fifth Grade Magic (1988) 17 exemplars
Paul's Volcano (Camelot) (1987) 16 exemplars
Wanted : UFO (1990) 8 exemplars
Ellie's Birthstone Ring: 2 (1992) 7 exemplars
The Magic Mean Machine (1989) 6 exemplars
Richard and the Vratch (1987) 6 exemplars
Joe Biden: Our 46th President (2021) 5 exemplars
Sky Guys to White Cat: 2 (1991) 4 exemplars
Understudy Magic (1988) 1 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Gormley, Beatrice
Data de naixement
1942
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA

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This comprehensive biography makes Mandela’s powerful story engaging and accessible to young readers. The detailed text and photographs portray the complexity of South African history. Timeline, Glossary, Sources.
 
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NCSS | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 23, 2021 |
"A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize–winning peacemaker.

In an engaging narrative that avoids hagiography, Gormley chronicles Mandela’s childhood and youth as a village herder, his successful career as a lawyer defending victims of South Africa’s apartheid policies, his work with the African National Congress, his imprisonment on Robben Island, his presidency of post-apartheid South Africa and his efforts later in life as an international peacemaker. She effectively describes the gross injustices and absurdities of apartheid policies, including numerous examples of Mandela’s personal experiences living in a racist society. Mandela’s extraordinary ability as president to ease both the fearful suspicions of whites and the vengeful impulses of long-oppressed blacks, preventing the nation from plunging into civil war, is appropriately depicted as his crowning accomplishment. The author does note that Mandela was less successful in his personal life, with two failed marriages and estranged relationships with his children.

A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history’s most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)" From Kirkus Reviews, www.kirkusreviews.com
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CDJLibrary | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Feb 26, 2021 |

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Obres
45
Membres
3,440
Popularitat
#7,391
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
35
ISBN
137
Llengües
1

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