Fifty Famous People

by James Baldwin

Description:  Offers stories about real persons who actually lived and performed their parts in the great drama of the world's history. Some of these persons were more famous than others, yet all have left  enduring footprints on  the 'sands of time,' and their names will be long remembered. Though not strictly biographical, each of the stories contains a basis of truth and an ethical lesson which cannot fail to have a wholesome influence. Each also possesses elements of interest that will delight the children with whom it is shared.

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Ages:  6-9
Length:  212 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2005
ISBN:  978-1-59915-007-9
Genres:  History, World History

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Table of Contents

1. Saving the Birds
2. Another Bird Story 
3. Speaking a Piece 
4. Writing a Composition 
5. The Whistle 
6. The Ettrick Shepherd 
7. The Caliph and the Poet 
8. "Becos! Becos! Becos!" 
9. A Lesson in Humility 
10. The Midnight Ride 
11. The Boy and the Wolf 
12. Another Wolf Story 
13. The Horseshoe Nails 
14. The Landlord's Mistake 
15. A Lesson in Manners 
16. Going to Sea 
17. The Shepherd-Boy Painter 
18. Two Great Painters 
19. The King and the Bees 
20. Our First Great Painter 
21. The Young Scout 
22. The Lad Who Rode Sidesaddle 
23. The Whisperers 
24. How a Prince Learned To Read 
25. "Read and You Will Know" 

26. The Young Cupbearer
27. The Sons of the Caliph 
28. The Boy and the Robbers 
29. A Lesson in Justice 
30. The General and the Fox 
31. The Bomb 
32. A Story of Old Rome 
33. Saved by a Dolphin 
34. "Little Brothers of the Air" 
35. A Clever Slave 
36. The Dark Day 
37. The Surly Guest 
38. The Story of a Great Story 
39. The King and the Page 
40. The Hunted King 
41. "Try, Try Again!" 
42. Why He Carried the Turkey 
43. The Paddle-Wheel Boat 
44. The Caliph and the Gardener 
45. The Cowherd Who Became a Poet 
46. The Lover of Men 
47. The Charcoal Man and the King 
48. Which was the King? 
49. The Golden Tripod

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