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Famous People in History (v. 1)

By Nicolas Soames, Trevor Nichols (Narrator) & Katinka Wolf (Narrator)
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Item description for Famous People in History (v. 1) by Nicolas Soames, Trevor Nichols & Katinka Wolf...

Alexander the Great, Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Horatio Nelson, William Shakespeare and Wolfgang Mozart all changed the world in which they lived. This history of 10 great personalities from history is accompanied by classical music and is aimed at 8 to 12 year-olds.

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Format: Audiobook,   Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 5.25"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  CD
Publisher   Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN  9626341726  
ISBN13  9789626341728  

Availability  1 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 06:09.
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Product Categories

1Books > Audio CDs > Biographies & Memoirs
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > Historical
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > General
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
9Books > Subjects > History

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Kids need heroes...  Nov 25, 2003
I entertain my minivan-bound children with books on tape/CD. The best are the Harry Potter series. There are many other good ones. And this is a good non-fiction title for children.

Kids need heroes, and this tape provides my 5 and 7 year old boys with some impressive ones. The heroes come from the worlds of politics, science, literature, religion... This tape is one of my 7 year old son's favorites. It has a very positive message for him. He gets ideas of what he could be.

Volume 2 (the one I have) tells the stories of some historical figures, emphasizing all the positive and heroic qualities of each: Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, and George Washington.

As an adult accustomed to having his heroes routinely discredited, I find these idealized portraits naive, but kind of refreshing. If you have kids you know that they have a purpose: to introduce you to the world again, and show you its wonder. These portraits of heroes are simplified and abstracted in a way that highlights their abilities. No jaded cynicism here. These scientists, thinkers, statesmen, musicians, were all leaders. My young leader could do worse than to select a role model from one of these larger than life heroes.

Two other notes.
1. The tapes are abridged, while the CDs are not. Buy the CD.
2. this site has one description for both volume 1 and 2. Misleading. They contain different people.

Vol 1 - Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Horatio Nelson, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Vol 2 - Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, George Washington (This is the one I am reviewing)


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