Gandhi

Gandhi

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by Demi
     
 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known by his followers as Mahatma — or great soul — was born in India in 1869 and grew up to become one of the most influential and well-respected political and social leaders the world has ever known.
An adamant idealist and a courageous thinker, Gandhi identified himself with the struggles of the common people. He

Overview

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known by his followers as Mahatma — or great soul — was born in India in 1869 and grew up to become one of the most influential and well-respected political and social leaders the world has ever known.
An adamant idealist and a courageous thinker, Gandhi identified himself with the struggles of the common people. He became the sole voice of the downtrodden and the exploited and believed fervently in the notion that "hatred can only be overcome by love." He vowed to instigate social and political change through nonviolent means and succeeded in changing India's prejudicial caste system and winning India's independence from British rule.
Gandhi's teachings inspired Martin Luther King's nonviolent civil rights movement in the United States and Nelson Mandela's anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Gandhi's philosophies of nonviolence and peaceful protest continue to inspire people around the world.
In beautiful language and exquisite illustrations inspired by Gandhi's own belief in the simplicity and truth of life, Demi captures the spirit that was Mahatma Gandhi and pays homage to this great man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689841491
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,145,670
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Demi is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including The Empty Pot; Buddha; The Dalai Lama; The Legend of Saint Nicholas; Gandhi, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award; and Muhammad, which was named a Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice selection, a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection, one of the Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth, and a Book Links “Lasting Connections” selection, and was cited in a Publishers Weekly starred review as a “timely, exceptionally handsome biography [that] serves as an excellent introduction to Islam.” Demi lives in Carnation, Washington.

Demi is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including The Empty Pot; Buddha; The Dalai Lama; The Legend of Saint Nicholas; Gandhi, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award; and Muhammad, which was named a Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice selection, a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection, one of the Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth, and a Book Links “Lasting Connections” selection, and was cited in a Publishers Weekly starred review as a “timely, exceptionally handsome biography [that] serves as an excellent introduction to Islam.” Demi lives in Carnation, Washington.

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Gandhi 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Colette88 More than 1 year ago
This book is supurbly illustrated and written! A Must Buy!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a superbly illustrated book that is textually inaccurate. I wish the editor had caught the glaring errors before publication as it would have been relatively easy to fix before publication. Gandhi was a Hindu and not a Jain as purported by Demi. 'Rama' is the name of a hindu god and not the interpretations that Demi gives the word so that her story flows better. I am surprized that professional critics did not catch the textual errors.