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Akira to Zoltan
ISBN: 9781570915796
Author: Chin-Lee, Cynthia/ Halsey, Megan (ILT)/ Addy, Sean
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc
Published: July 2006
Retail: $15.95    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: This companion to the bestselling "Amelia to Zora" features 26 amazing men. From Akira Kurosawa, filmmaker, to Zoltn Kodly, musical innovator, readers learn what inspired each man to change the world around him. Detailed collages draw from various events in the men's lives.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2005027446
Lexile Measure: 1060
Target Grade: 3-4
Grade level: 3-4
Physical Information: 0.20" H x 20.00" L x 11.50" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Social Issues, Middle School, History, Growing Up, Early Elementary, Biographies
Grade level(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
Chin-Lee presents a male version of her [cf2]Amelia to Zora[cf1], exploring an alphabet of influential men by first name. Inspired mixed-media illustrations upstage the dry yet informative text. The men range from contemporary celebrities (T is for Tiger Woods) to some whose names are lesser known (E is for Japanese American astronaut Ellison Shoji Onizuka, who perished in the [cf2]Challenger[cf1] disaster). Quotes accompany the entries. Bib. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 July)

Gr 3-6 -This companion volume to Chin-Lee's Amelia to Zora (Charlesbridge, 2005) has capsule biographies of 26 men-some famous, some lesser-known-representing ethnic diversity and a variety of professions. The entries, all one page, cover individuals as varied as Akira Kurosawa and Pelé. Each page includes brief biographical information and covers the subject's significant contributions in succinct, readable prose. A quote from each man is incorporated into the lovely mixed-media illustrations that grace every entry. Representing several categories of performing arts, writers and poets, architects, political leaders, doctors, and astronauts, the intriguing and informative text expands upon the general conception of what it means to be famous by focusing on what makes a difference in the world. The concluding bibliography leads readers to deeper works in both print and nonprint sources. A worthy purchase, both in informational and illustrative terms, this title provides a starting place for research on any of these figures as it demonstrates the importance of passion in work.-Ann Welton, Grant Elementary School, Tacoma, WA

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