Heroes and Heroines

Overview

Heroes and Heroines, first published in 1933, is a delightful collection of witty and lyrical poems recalling the deeds of heroes and heroines from all round the world, including Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Robin Hood, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, George Washington, Napoleon, Florence Nightingale, and Buffalo Bill, among others.

 
This beautiful facsimile edition features wonderful illustrations by the artist Rosalind Thornycroft and presents the ...

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Overview

Heroes and Heroines, first published in 1933, is a delightful collection of witty and lyrical poems recalling the deeds of heroes and heroines from all round the world, including Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Robin Hood, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, George Washington, Napoleon, Florence Nightingale, and Buffalo Bill, among others.

 
This beautiful facsimile edition features wonderful illustrations by the artist Rosalind Thornycroft and presents the book as it was originally designed to be enjoyed. Its witty approach to history will entertain children and parents alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Bookslut - Colleen Mondor

“Kings and Queens and Heroes and Heroines are timeless peeks into world history for many reasons, but the exuberant presentation cannot be discounted. For a dip into some great lives, you can't beat these two books.”—Bookslut
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780712358514
  • Publisher: British Library, The
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon were born in the 1880s in London to a very literary family. Eleanor received no formal education but was encouraged from an early age to write stories and poems. Her first book, Nursery Rhymes of London Town, was published in 1916, and she went on to write over sixty books for children. With her brother, Herbert, she also wrote numerous plays and songs. Rosalind Thornycroft (1891–1973) was a cousin of the Farjeons.

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Table of Contents


Alexander the Great
Judas Maccabæus
Julius Caesar
Boadicea
Charlemagne
Albert the Great
Brian Boru
Lady Godiva
Hereward the Wake
The Cid
Saladin
Robert Bruce
Robin Hood
William Tell
Timour the Tartar
Joan of Arc
Christopher Columbus
Mary Queen of Scots
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Philip Sydney
Pocahontas
Masaniello
The Duke of Marlborough
Rob Roy
Alexander Selkirk
Flora Macdonald
George Washington
Nelson
Napoleon
Wellington
Lady Hester Stanhope
Garibaldi
David Livingstone
Grace Darling
Florence Nightingale
Buffalo Bill
Emmeline Pankhurst
Nansen
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