Heroic Stories (Red Hot Reads Series)

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Celebrating the extraordinary achievements of real-life heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Marie Curie, and Neil Armstrong, this collection features twenty-three extracts. These compelling accounts of courage and determi-nation will both fascinate and inspire.

Selections from diaries, memoirs, and biographies capture the dramatic adventures and exhilarating accomplishments of the famous as well as those of uncommon courage. Subjects include Anne ...

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Overview

Celebrating the extraordinary achievements of real-life heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Marie Curie, and Neil Armstrong, this collection features twenty-three extracts. These compelling accounts of courage and determi-nation will both fascinate and inspire.

Selections from diaries, memoirs, and biographies capture the dramatic adventures and exhilarating accomplishments of the famous as well as those of uncommon courage. Subjects include Anne Frank, Neil Armstrong, Mother Teresa, survivors from the Titanic, and others.

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As a teacher, I was disappointed in this collection of true, heroic stories. I was hoping to find an interesting way to engage my middle school students with history. Since this compilation contains stories about the first moon landing, an escape from a World War II prison camp, and mountain climbing, I thought this would be perfect. Unfortunately, many of these stories are difficult to read and follow. The stories are pulled from larger books and need some explanation to set the scene. In order to get the most out of this book, students would need to have considerable background knowledge about the topic. Also, many of the stories have complex vocabulary that is hard to decode. On the bright side, there are several stories that are told in a compelling manner, particularly the stories about Mother Teresa and Louis Pasteur. 2004 (orig. 1994), Kingfisher Press, Ages 9 to 14.
—Louise Parsons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753457207
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 5/13/2004
  • Series: Red Hot Reads Series
  • Pages: 253
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 7.47 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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