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World History Biographies: Alexander: The Boy Soldier Who Conquered the World

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Now in paperback: This concise, visual biography of one of the world's most fascinating historical figures, engages kids by using colorful photographs, illustrations, maps, and archival objects, as well as lively narrative.

Using period artwork, primary source accounts, photographs, artifacts and a lively, engaging text, this book examines the life of Alexander the Great, from his...

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Overview

Now in paperback: This concise, visual biography of one of the world's most fascinating historical figures, engages kids by using colorful photographs, illustrations, maps, and archival objects, as well as lively narrative.

Using period artwork, primary source accounts, photographs, artifacts and a lively, engaging text, this book examines the life of Alexander the Great, from his childhood to his major achievements and victories in battle.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Featuring extrarodinary people throughout history, this series presents information in an easy-to-read, well-organized format." —Library Media Connection
Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
This is the story of Alexander the Great's incredible journey across the known world and his extraordinary legacy as a founder of cities, a soldier, and a king. His life is explored in the four sections: The Boy from Macedon; The Young King; Conquering the World; and the End of the World. The contents page defines the information in each chapter. Color photographs and other illustrations complement the text. Sidebars and maps provide relevant data in each chapter. These visuals and data greatly enhance the readability and subsequent comprehension of each respective topic. Dates at the bottom of some pages provide a timeline to depict key events. The scrapbook-style layout will increase the interest of young readers. A glossary defines relevant historical terms in the text. The bibliography includes websites for further information. An index allows easy navigation through the text. The acknowledgements page credit the illustration sources. This book is part of the "National Geographic World History Biographies" series. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426314490
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Series: National Geographic World History Biographies Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 209,509
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Author SIMON ADAMS worked as an editor of children's reference books before becoming a full-time writer. He was written and contributed to more than 60 books on subjects like the Tudors, American history, the Titanic, and more. Consultant PAUL CARTLEDGE is Professor of Greek History at the University of Cambridge, England. He has written widely on Alexander the Great and Greek history and served as chief historical consultant for the BBC series The Greeks.

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