DK Biography: Gandhi

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DK Biography sets a new standard in children's paperback books, relying on bold photographs, energetic storytelling, and detailed sidebars and definition boxes to build an educational and entertaining series. These books are perfect for either the classroom or the living room. Each title features a celebrated leader who has impacted our world in a big way, from important politicians to inspiring civil rights leaders, great entertainers to groundbreaking artists. These men and women come from a diverse range of ...

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Overview

DK Biography sets a new standard in children's paperback books, relying on bold photographs, energetic storytelling, and detailed sidebars and definition boxes to build an educational and entertaining series. These books are perfect for either the classroom or the living room. Each title features a celebrated leader who has impacted our world in a big way, from important politicians to inspiring civil rights leaders, great entertainers to groundbreaking artists. These men and women come from a diverse range of nationalities and generations, but all have played a crucial role in shaping our society. DK Biographies gain momentum from detail, delving into the small things — childhood hobbies, little-known fears, hidden strengths — that make a person great. Most importantly, they encourage young readers to be curious about the world and those who have influenced it.

Mohandas Gandhi was born at a time when his home country was choked under the oppression of British rule. Although many thought that violence was the only way to fight this injustice, Gandhi successfully used his teachings of nonviolence and civil disobedience to win his country's freedom — and create a philosophy of peace and equality that endures to this day.

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - Mary Ellen Snodgrass
An insightful summation of the biography of attorney, philosopher Mohandas Gandhi, this work relates the details of his family, his education at Oxford, and citations that reflect his humanistic beliefs. A two-page timeline, a bibliography, web links, and an index that mentions Hindus and Sikhs, Queen Victoria, Nehru, the Salt March, and the East India Company help increase reader awareness of the era and its political, social, and religious and economic issues. Themes and motifs range from ethics, the caste system, vegetarianism, and health to Gandhi's assassination and substantial legacy to Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-These biographies are detailed but flawed. The chronologically arranged chapters cover major events in the men's lives, such as "Growing up in Gujarat" (Gandhi) and "Acts of Defiance" (Mandela). Numerous interesting photos and illustrations are included. Unfortunately, both books contain errors, such as incomplete Web site addresses in the "Works Cited" sections and incorrect quotes. Pretoria, where Gandhi lived for a year, is omitted from the map of South Africa, and the reason given for Mandela's separation from his first wife is not the same as that given in his autobiography. For books on Gandhi, stick with John B. Severance's Gandhi: Great Soul (Clarion, 1997). Most titles on Mandela for this audience aren't any better than this one.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756621117
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Series: DK Biography Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 162,323
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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  • Posted January 30, 2011

    Informative and interesting

    The book was very descriptive, had cool pictures, and made me want to keep reading. I would highly recommend it to all readers of all ages.

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