Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman
Illustrated By: Floyd Cooper
Buy Item $7.19 Retail: $7.99 Save 10% ($0.80)
In Stock
Stock No: WW118162
Puffin Books / 2000 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman

Illustrated By: Floyd Cooper
Puffin Books / 2000 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW118162


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Description

Few figures have inspired as much respect or admiration as Nelson Mandela. From his boyhood days in the South African countryside, to the protests he led in school, his leadership of the African National Congress, and his twenty-seven years in prison, Mandela always stood firm for what was fair and right. He fought against the system of apartheid - the laws that treated black people poorly - and eventually helped to abolish it, becoming the first black president in South Africa's history. Mandela's extraordinary life is a story of courage, persistence, hope, and belief. Teach your children about one of South Africa's greatest heroes with this beautifully illustrated book.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 10.95 X 8.52 X 0.15 (inches)
ISBN: 0698118162
ISBN-13: 9780698118164

Related Products

  1. After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance
    After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance
    Anne Sibley O'Brien, Perry Edmond O'Brien
    Charlesbridge / 2009 / Hardcover
    $22.46 Retail: $24.95 Save 10% ($2.49)

Publisher's Description

Few figures have inspired as much respect or admiration as Nelson Mandela. From his childhood in the South African countryside, to his election as the first black president in South Africa's history, Mandela's extra-ordinary life is a story of courage, persistence, hope and belief. Celebrated author/artist Floyd Cooper delivers "a forceful, credible picture of a strong and deeply devoted statesman" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Author Bio

When Floyd Cooper discovered children's book illustrating, he found a way to complement his career in advertising. An apprentice of Mark English, Mr. Cooper began his freelance career while still a student at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, he made his way to Missouri, where he secured a position at a greeting card company.

Although Mr. Cooper was established in his position there, he felt somewhat stifled. He lacked the freedom and opportunity for spontaneity that he longed for as an artist and the joy that could be found in doing something that he loved.

Determined to break out of the mundane cycle he found himself in, Mr. Cooper relocated to the East Coast in 1984 to pursue his career further. It was there that he discovered the world of children's book illustrating and was amazed by the opportunities for creativity it afforded. Mr. Cooper was energized. The first book he illustrated, Grandpa's Face, captivated reviewers. Publishers Weekly said of newcomer Floyd Cooper's work, "Cooper, in his first picture book, creates family scenes of extraordinary illumination. He reinforces in the pictures the feelings of warmth and affection that exist between generations."

Illustrating children's books is very important to Mr. Cooper. He says, "I feel children are at the frontline in improving society. This might sound a little heavy, but it's true. I feel children's picture books play a role in counteracting all the violence and other negative images conveyed in the media."

Floyd Cooper resides in New Jersey with his wife, Velma, and their two sons.

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.