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Kubla Khan
Always cast in a supporting role in the many books about Marco Polo, the great Kubla Khan now takes center stage in a splendid picture-book biography. He is a wonderful man who liked to live large, building the imperial city of Beijing from scratch, siring a hundred children. With astonishingly beautiful and detailed illustrations by Robert Byrd and a clever text by Kathleen Krull, this portrait finally gives Kubla Khan his due.
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Barbarians
Describes, in a chapter each, the way of life for Goths, Huns, Vikings, and Mongols; the politival, economic, and societal pressures that caused them to leave their homes; and the leaders who successfully changed their boundaries of influence. Byrd's watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations add a level of detail that will help children visualize the different groups of men, women, and children.
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
By Laura Amy Schlitz. Illustrated by Robert Byrd. The author of A Drowned Maiden’s Hair: A Melodrama (2006), Schlitz turns to a completely different kind of storytelling here. Using a series of interconnected monologues and dialogues featuring young people living in and around an English manor in 1255. Byrd's lively ink drawings are a handsome addition to this well-designed book. Read the reviews.

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Leonardo - Beautiful Dreamer
Awards: The Golden Kite for excellence in Children's Books. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Penguin Young Readers Group. Best Children's Book 2003 - non-fiction. Publishers Weekly. 2004 CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people. 2004 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book. 2004 Norman Sugerman Award for Children's Biography. Read the reviews.

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The Hero and the Minotaur
Lavishly illustrated and impeccably researched, this is a dynamic retelling of one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Join Theseus as he solves the mystery of his birth, vanquishes a colorful cast of robbers, and volunteers to slay the frightful half-bull, half-man. This is a wonderful introduction for readers who have not yet discovered the fascinating world of the ancient Greeks. Read the reviews.

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Africa is My Home
Inspired by a true account, here is the story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad — and eventually makes her way home to Africa. Narrated in a remarkable first-person voice, this book of memories of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child. Lush, full-color illustrations by Robert Byrd, plus archival photographs and documents, bring an extraordinary journey to life.
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