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Biography/Autobiography

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  • A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am one of the most gifted minds that ever lived. I am a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. I was expelled from school as a young child. I am Albert Einstein. Learn all about this brilliant man, whose accomplishments are truly remarkable in the debut of Scholastic’s new biography series: I am. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you’ll meet in the book, maps, sidebars and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.

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  • As the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, I ruled alone without the help of my husband. I was a powerful and courageous leader, and I passionately loved my people. Much has been written of my beauty, but I was also known for my composure, wit, and strength. I was a queen who was worshipped as a god. I am Cleopatra.

    To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture, with books, plays, and movies devoted to her story. I AM CLEOPATRA will follow her journey from its illustrious beginning to its tragic end. Learn all about this legendary queen’s fascinating life in Scholastic’s I AM biography series.

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  • The inspiring tale of an American hero’s journey to become the first President of the United States. Just in time for president’s day, children will be moved by Washington’s revolutionary vision for our country. Celebrated war hero, George Washington used his progressive ideals to become the first President of the US, earning the nickname “father of his country.” readers will be inspired by Washington’s heroic journey to make America a better place.

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  • Presented through both comics and text as part of Scholastic’s Great Lives series, this book takes a look at the life of Ruskin Bond, one of India’s most well-known and best loved writers.•Scholastic’s Great Lives series, takes a look at the life of one of India’s most enterprising, innovative and dedicated personalities ever.•Presented through both comics and text. This unique format of the book makes it a must read.The new Scholastic Biographies will capture the great lives that have inspired generations and continue to motivate the young and old alike. The interesting text and graphic novel format gives the book a unique flavour. ”Great Lives” focuses on the tenacity, perseverance, dedication and many other great qualities of famous Indian personalities and their contribution in their respective fields.

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  • I am the creator of Mickey mouse. I am Walt Disney. As a child, I had a wild imagination and a great curiosity. As I grew up, I used those qualities to become a Cartoonist. Eventually, I turned these drawings into films and began My own animation business. One of My characters, Mickey mouse, became so popular that movie theatres sold out and I won an Academy Award. After pursuing a career as a film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur and entertainer, I added developer to my resume when I created Disneyland amusement Park. I became tremendously successful and beloved by children of all ages because of My belief that even the impossible is possible. I am Walt Disney. To this day, Walt Disney’s characters remain some of the most recognizable images in the world. With books, TV shows, films and amusement parks devoted to his creations, the Walt Disney name lives on. Learn all about this remarkable man’s fascinating life in Scholastic’s biography series, I am.

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  • Read about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as The Father of the Nation. Presented through both comics and text as part of Scholastic’s Great Lives series, this book takes a look at the life of one of India’s most daring, driven and radical personalities ever.

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  • WHY DOES THE ENTIRE CRICKET STADIUM CHANT ONE NAME, ALMOST LIKE MAGIC MANTRA? Read on about the life of Sachin Tendulkar, the “God of Cricket”. Presented through both comics and text as part of Scholastic’s great lives series. This book takes a look at the life of one of India’s most revered, humble and passionate personalities ever.

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  • I created the Star Wars franchise. I am George Lucas.

    Learn all about this remarkable man, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the continuation of the I AM series. I AM GEORGE LUCAS will follow one man’s journey to become the most famous filmmaker in the world. Discover everything you wanted to know about this celebrated movie guru and creator of Star Wars. This book will feature a full-color illustrated cover, one-color illustrations throughout, a detailed time line, introductions to other notable people from the story, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about George Lucas.

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  • Has he had a horrifying life? -Was RL Stine a SCARY kid? -Did he have a WEIRD family? -Did his friends at school think he was STRANGE? – Why does he like to TERRIFY his readers? -Where does he get the frightening ideas for his stories? All of your questions about best-selling your favorite author are answering in this STINE-TINGLING life story! For the first time ever, RL Stine reveals what he was like when he was YOUR age–and what his scary life is like TODAY! Plus: Private snapshots and photos from his family album!

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  • Mount Kailash is a holy mountain on the western edge of the Tibetan Plateau in China. Over recent decades, this eerily symmetrical mountain, holy to Bonpos, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, animists and New Age seekers, has emerged as a globally important site for pilgrimage and tourism. This mountain lies close to the point where the borders of north India and western Nepal meet China. What has been relatively little known to the general audience is the central role that transborder interdependence has played in shaping the lives, livelihoods and culture of the communities residing in these borderland regions, in the proximity of Kailash.

    In the monsoon of 2016, an international team of social scientists, artists and members of the local community undertook a difficult 300-kilometre-long trek from district Humla, western Nepal, into the Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. The aim was to document and understand the contemporary rhythms of livelihoods, material culture and perceptions of the sacred among the communities living along an ancient southern route to Mount Kailash, which had been in use for transborder trade and pilgrimage for several centuries. This book, studded with lush photographs, brings to life several individuals and scenes encountered during this expedition-stories of the past, of change, of aspirations, of the sheer beauty and vulnerabilities of life in one of the least accessible but most sacred corners of the world.

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  • This biography describes the life of Genghis Khan, a ruthless warrior whose army savaged thousands of people across East Asia and Eastern Europe during the thirteenth century in his effort to conquer the world.

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  • Nineteenth-century Tibet was an unknown entity, a complete geographical mystery to the West.

    Where did its capital city Lhasa lie?
    Which rivers, lakes and mountains stretched across this land?
    Where were its fabled monasteries and legendary goldfields?
    And did the magical flying lamas actually exist?

    It was next to impossible for a white man to enter this rigorously guarded territory. And so was chosen an intrepid Indian explorer from the mountains of Kumaon-Nain Singh Rawat. Trekking across this country, he risked life and limb and donned innumerable clever disguises as he surveyed the vast expanses and identified countless villages, cities and people. From putting Lhasa accurately on the world map to earning the title of Pundit, his eventful and often arduous travels led to his name being permanently engraved in the annals of Indian exploration.

    Based on his actual diaries, this gripping narrative is also a tribute to the indomitable spirit of this fascinating man, who rose from being an impoverished village schoolteacher to a legendary hero.

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  • ‘It was 1947, and life was about to change quite dramatically for most of us’

    Thirteen-year-old Ruskin is back at school, doing what he loves-reading, goal-keeping, spending time with his friends and eating lots of jalebis. But things seem to be rapidly changing all around him. Whispers of a partition haunt the corridors of his school. Does the formation of a new, independent India mean saying goodbye to old friends-and, with it, the shenanigans they got up to?

    On the heels of Looking for the Rainbow and Till the Clouds Roll By, Coming Round the Mountain is yet another look at the past, in particular one memorable year, 1947, during which a lot happened to Ruskin and those around him. It is a fitting finale to a journey down memory lane, one about accepting change and finding hope in the unknown days to come.

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  • Meet the heroes who changed the world!

    In the land of the Marathas, there was once a fearless young ruler called Shivaji. He was known for his bravery and effective war strategies. This young man went on to become Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj-one of India’s greatest kings, and a thorn in the side of the mighty Mughal Empire. The Maratha Empire that he established changed the course of India’s history, becoming a major military power.
    Fifth in a series of illustrated books created for young readers to get to know our world heroes betters, this engaging biography, peppered with little-known facts, takes the reader through the awe-inspiring journey of Shivaji, built on his determination and valour as well as his exemplary victories.

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  • A couple of years after his father’s death, ten-year-old Ruskin travels to Dehradun to spend his holidays with his new family. As he reacquaints himself with his mother, now remarried and with a busy social life, his stepfather and new siblings, a pensive Ruskin longs for his father’s company, his stamp collection and the old gramophone. Trying to escape this unfamiliar place, he immerses himself in books and explores the forest glades, canals and bazaars of the little town, forming some unlikely friendships on the way.
    After the much-loved Looking for the Rainbow, the master storyteller lends another backward glance at his boyhood years-a vacation that took place over seventy winters ago-remembering his days with rare humour, remarkable charm and twinges of heartache.

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  • “‘When we are small we need someone to hold our hand in the dark.’
    At age eight, Ruskin escapes his jail-like boarding school in the hills and goes to live with his father in Delhi. His time in the capital is filled with books, visits to the cinema, music, and walks and conversations with his father—a dream life for a curious and
    wildly imaginative boy, which turns tragic all too soon.
    For years, Ruskin Bond has regaled and mesmerized readers with his tales. In Looking for the Rainbow, Bond travels to his past, recalling his favourite adventures (and misadventures) with extraordinary charm, sprinklings of wit, a pinch of poignance and not a trace of bitterness.
    What you’re holding, dear reader, is a classic in the making.”

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  • Meet the heroes who changed the world!

    Young Siddhartha renounced all worldly things in search of the ultimate truth. This is the powerful story of his self-discovery and his path to enlightenment as he went on to become one of the world’s greatest religious leaders-Gautama Buddha.
    Fourth in a series of illustrated books created for young readers to get to know our world heroes better, this engaging biography, peppered with little-known facts, takes the reader through the remarkable life of Gautama Buddha, who taught the world to look for peace and wisdom and to find happiness within themselves.

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  • “‘There is only one God and all are equal before him.’

    The founding father of Sikhism; Guru Nanak Dev was born in a little village near Lahore in Pakistan in the year 1469. In an age of religious orthodoxy; hate and disharmony; Guru Nanak came to preach and convert; to blaze a new trail.

    Sreelata Menon traces the life and times of this spiritual master. She brings to life stories of the birth; childhood and the search for enlightenment of a little boy who; unhappy with the social conditions existing around him; sought to make a difference as he grew up. With Mardana; his best friend and companion; Guru Nanak spent twenty years and more travelling the world to spread his message of love; truth; compassion and One God. Come rain or shine; braving all odds; winning over all kinds of people and performing miracles through the power of prayer; he spread the word of God. This is the story of an extraordinary man; who was the very embodiment of the love and compassion that he preached

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  • Sunita Williams grew up wishing to train as a professional swimmer. Later she served as a naval pilot. Before long, space was calling. But it wasn’t all a cakewalk. The path to becoming an astronaut called for resilience, patience and grit. This is her amazing story.

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  • Pico Iyer-one of the most compelling and profoundly provocative travel writers-invites us to accompany him on an array of exotic explorations, from L.A. to Yemen to Haiti and Ethiopia, from a Bolivian prison to a hidden monastery in Tibet. He goes to Cambodia, where the main tourist attraction is a collection of skulls from the Khmer Rouge killing fields, and travels through southern Arabia in the weeks before 11 September 2001. He practices meditation with Leonard Cohen and discusses geopolitics with the Dalai Lama, travels to Easter Island and through the imaginative terrains of W.G. Sebald and Kazuo Ishiguro, weaving physical and psychological challenges together into a seamless narrative.

    Throughout his travels, the familiar thrill of adventure is haunted by the unsettling questions that arise for Iyer everywhere he goes: How do we reconcile suffering with the sunlight often found around it? How does the foreign instruct the traveler, precisely by discomfiting him? And, how does travel take us more deeply into reality, both within us and without? Intensely affecting, Iyer’s explorations are a road map of thinking in new ways about our changing world.

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