After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.
A retelling of the story of the Trojan War illustrated with collages featuring newspaper clippings of modern events from World War I through the Persian Gulf war.
Examines the building of the Great Wall of China and the thousands of years of conflict that preceded it.
A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.
An introduction to the history, geography, and culture of China through brief descriptions of the day-to-day lives of a variety of children.
A certified letter follows its intended recipient all over the world as the postal service attempts to catch up to him.
This book covers such topics as the worm’s habitats (sometimes they live inside other animals), its anatomy (its muscle tube is slimy and gross), and its illustrious history (worms have been on earth for 120 million years). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Worm contains real information that will tie in with curriculum.
Recounts the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from 1942-1945 as Choi, a ten-year-old Chinese American boy, secretly joins the resistance and saves thousands of American, British and Canadian forces. Includes historical notes and photographs
Hal, a young man of extraordinary talents, skill on the battlefield, sharp intelligence and virtue, believes he is destined for greatness but, haunted by his family’s violent past, he embarks on a journey that leads to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons as he grows to become Henry VIII.