An old man recalls the extraordinary time when, as a young boy, he joined an older brother in following Mahatma Gandhi on his long march to gather salt from the sea.
Kimmel's simple storytelling is pitched for quite young listeners. Read full book review >
A straightforward chronological account of the lives, work and conflicts between O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, pioneers in the newly developed field of paleontology, whose 19th-century feud led to countless discoveries, bitter bickering in scientific journals and destruction of some fossil specimens. Read full book review >
Updating Janeway's The Vikings (1951), this volume in the revived Landmark Books series draws not only on the old sagas, but also from more recent research, including archaeological discoveries in the 1960s, to reconstruct Leif Eriksson's life and exploratory voyage to this continent. Read full book review >
Woolly mammoths, giant sloths, a race of tiny cannibals, erupting volcanoes, a salt mountain—did these things really exist in the unexplored northwest? Read full book review >
What at first appears to be a novel about average middle-schoolers and their tiny traumas reaches more depth as an
intergenerational study of likenesses and differences, standing up for oneself, and righting past wrongs.
The rising action hinges on the advent of a class project in which eighth graders are asked to read to elderly shut-ins. Read full book review >
paper 0-679-89198-6 This Stepping Stone entry takes on the story of Balto, which, in its facts, is thrilling: a Siberian husky becomes lead dog on his team and tracks through a raging blizzard to bring desperately needed antitoxin serum to Nome in 1925. Read full book review >