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Shark Lady-True Adventures of Eugenie Clark

SHARK LADY: TRUE ADVENTURES OF EUGENIE CLARK

Eugenie Clark, a famous scientist, teacher, writer and scuba diver, has explored the underwater world of many seas and goes out of her way to find sharks. Her many adventures include diving into caves in Mexico to study “sleeping sharks,” discovering a fish that keeps sharks away, and proving that sharks have intelligence and good memory. Illustrated by Ruth Chew. Ages 6-12

“McGovern emphasizes the excitement and importance of Eugenie Clark’s study of sharks. It also stresses the idea that her fascinating work grew out of a childhood interest.  Enormous appeal for children.” School Library Journal

Awarded Best Science Book by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council

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Shark Lady Around the World

ADVENTURES OF THE SHARK LADY: EUGENIE CLARK AROUND THE WORLD

Exciting adventures of Eugenie Clark continue as she dives with dangerous Great White sharks, gripped by a giant crab; danger 2,000 feet down in the sea in a tiny submersible – and so much more. Illustrated by photos and Dr. Clark’s original drawings and scientific notes. Ages 6-12

“Nothing can stop the Shark Lady.” Sylvia Earle, author and scientist

 

The Secret Soldier

THE SECRET SOLDIER: THE STORY OF DEBORAH SAMPSON

During the American Revolutionary War, when Deborah Sampson was 18 years old, most girls her age were getting married. But Deborah wanted to have adventures – and so she joined the Continental army, disguised as a man! An amazing, true story. Illustrated by Harold Goodwin. Ages 6-12

“History and biography are carefully integrated. Readers follow Deborah from childhood to young adulthood, paralleling the young nation’s fight for freedom with Deborah’s own desire for independence and selfhood.”  School Library Journal

“How she keeps her secret, how she wins the admiration of others, makes for exciting and suspenseful reading.” Journal of the New England Reading Association.

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Wanted Dead or Alive

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: THE TRUE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN

Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, Harriet Tubman dreamed of following the North Star to freedom. When she did escape, she risked her life many times to lead over 300 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. A dramatic biography of a woman whose faith, courage, and intelligence have earned her an important place in American history. Illustrated by R.M. Powers. Ages 5-11

“This dramatic biography reads like fiction. It inspired me to be brave and stand up for what I believe in.” Orange County Register

“I couldn’t put this book down. I told my teacher about Harriet Tubman and he was so interested that he read it to the class. The next time the class went to the school library, the kids borrowed all 10 copies of the book!” Cab Duncan

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Written in McGovern’s exuberant style, here is a recounting of Columbus’ early sea voyages, his disappointments and successes. Historically accurate, this book reads like a suspenseful story for 2nd and 3rd graders. An afterword tells young readers how historians find out about the past. Illustrations by James Watling. Ages 6-10

“Written with verve and zest, this biography makes Columbus live!” Martha Condit

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NATIVE AMERICAN HEROES

Previously THE DEFENDERS

Three masterful biographies of great Native American Indian leaders – Osceola, Tecumseh and Cochise – as they bravely battled for their people’s liberty. Meet Osceola, who fought in deadly Florida swamps, Tecumseh, who knew every fight might be his last, and Cochise, a peacekeeper until a broken promise turned him into a great warrior. Ages 7-12

“Gripping and interesting to read. Worth checking out.” Library News

“Each of the three is presented as a human being with families, worries, aspirations and downfalls. Each came to realize that the future of their nation depended on their actions.” Newton Ooi, Phoenix, AZ

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