This unique book features the trademark illustrations of the D'Aulaires, and arrives not as a book, but as a long, pull-out, folded paper encased in cloth-bound hardcover case. The front of the banner features colored pencil illustrations in bright hues, with simple text beneath highlighting animals by their broad environments-where it's hot, where there are seasons, and where it is always cold. The back features the same illustrations, but in black & white; the animals are labeled with their names and the noise they make. Read it page-by-page or pull it out to create a continuous panorama; more than fifty animals are lithographed in full color form.
Here are the gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece - mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; gray-eyed Athena, goddess of wisdom; Helios, the sun; greedy King Midas - lavishly depicted by Caldecott winners Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. In a relaxed and humorous tone, these splendid artists bring to life the myths that have inspired great European literature and art through the ages, creating a book readers of all ages will cherish.
A thousand years ago when the Vikings roamed the seas, led by their Norse gods, there lived a man in Norway called Erik the Red. He was able and strong but his temper was wild, and after a fight he was banned from Norway. So he sailed to Iceland. There he built a farm, found a wife, and lived in peace for a while. But then he began to quarrel and fight again, and it wasn't long before he had to flee from Iceland, too. Now Erik sailed off into the unknown sea toward the setting sun, and there behind a wall of ice he found a new land... Erik the Red had three sons. The one was called Torstein, the second Torvald, and the third was called Leif. And this is the story of Leif, Erik's son, who sailed with his father to Greenland, and who later sailed still farther west and found there the continent of America. Originally published in 1941, this oversized book is beautifully illustrated. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.
In "Columbus," young readers will be swept up in the adventurous story of a man in quest of the treasures of the East. Not knowing what to expect on every turn, Columbus fearlessly sailed on across the Atlantic at a time when "civilized" people believed the world was flat. He and his brave team of sailors soon discovered many islands, people, and treasure, and opened up a strange new world. The beautiful illustrations enhance this fascinating tale of one of the world's most famous explorers. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.
In a lively and entertaining text and extraordinary lithographs, the d'Aulaires bring to life the fascinating story of Pocahontas, the Native American princess who played such a crucial role in the early days of the Jamestown settlement. Here she is depicted as a prankish girl, a courageous and generous young woman who is willing to risk her father's wrath for helping the starving English settlers, a dignified and cool-headed captive during her betrayal and kidnapping, and a noble and handsome woman as she is presented to the King and Queen of England. This delightful book offers an authentic yet very human portrayal of one of America's first and best-loved heroines. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.
In "George Washington," the d'Aulaires form a glowing pageant of colonial life in their depiction of our first president. From the little boy George, growing up on a Virginia plantation, through his schooling and his life on the Mount Vernon estate, this book details the experiences which brought Washington to lead the struggling colonies through a revolutionary war to freedom. Young readers will be inspired as they learn how little George Washington grew up to become the "Father of His Country." This oversized book is beautifully illustrated. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.
Benjamin Franklin details the life of this famous American from his boyhood as one of the youngest of 17 children, to his teen years as an apprentice in his brother's print shop and his later years as an inventor, statesman, diplomat, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Young people will enjoy learning about the fascinating life Ben Franklin led from the lively text and beautiful illustrations of this d'Aulaire classic. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.
From everyone's favorite authors-the d'Aulaires- this celebration of Abraham Lincoln's life is here just in time for the year of his 200th birthday. Recreated with the vivid colors originally intended, this edition was published from the original 1940 printing. Exemplifying Lincoln as the archetypal American hero, this biography follows Honest Abe from his youth in the wilderness of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, to his days practicing law, running for office, and eventually becoming president of the United States. Softcover.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Buffalo Bill, the Wild West hero. It begins when he is a little boy and follows his adventurous life in the exciting West. Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire bring the story of Buffalo Bill and the history of his time to life for young readers. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.
Curriculum for The D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
D'Aulaires Greek Myths FlashcardsMemoria Press / 2011 / Other$10.99 Retail:
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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths Literature Guide, Grades 5-8Teacher Created Resources / 1993 / Trade Paperback$8.49 Retail:3 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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