Describes the postal services and explains how a letter placed in your mailbox can reach almost anyone, anywhere in the world.
This modern-day pirate tale details the recent hijacking and daring rescue of the Maersk Alabama and places its gripping story in context with the evolution of piracy on the high seas.
Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.
Discover how technicians create the stunning special effects in your favorite movies.
The students of Mr. Brown's class make a list of their parents' careers. This book can be used to introduce lessons on families, careers, community helpers and goals.
This title examines an important historic event - the rebellion aboard the Amistad. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved, the court cases to win the kidnapped Africans' freedom, and the effects of the event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.