After hearing reports of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, two former marines were among the heroes who answered a call to duty. Follow Staff Sergeant Dave Karnes and Sergeant Jason Thomas on their mission to rescue those trapped in the debris. Based on the true story and in honor of the two marines who risked everything to help at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroes at Ground Zero.
In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, true heroes emerged. Follow along as two strangers demonstrate incredible strength and determination to rescue a man trapped in the rubble. The navy doctor and admiral were two of the many heroes of 9/11. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroism at the Pentagon.
You may like chocolate, but how would you feel about using cocoa beans as money or in glue? Maybe you'd like to play a ball game for warriors (just be careful you don't become a scarified to the gods after playing). What about living life with a calendar system even more advanced than our own? You could try it all if you lived like the Maya! Discover extreme facts about the Maya civilization in this fun and kooky book.
Gray wolves were predators that dominated the North American landscape hundreds of years ago. But when Mike Philips and Doug Smith relocated 14 wolves to Yellowstone in 1995, it was the first time in over 70 years that the species had stepped foot on the land. With the whole park suffering, this last change to save the gray wolf was also crucial to saving the balance of a delicate ecosystem. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story to learn how a bold plan brough the gray wolf back from the brink. Then, learn more about gray wolves and other wolves in danger.
Whether going for a sail or hitting the road on anything with wheels, you may need to thank the people from Mesopotamia. Did you know this ancient civilization inspired and invented a lot of things that we can still find in our modern lives? The Cradle of Civilization brought us board games and astrology, maps and soap, and so much more. But there are some things we may be glad to leave behind in Mesopotamia, such harsh penalties for breaking the law (death!) and an alphabet that included 700 letters (think of that alphabet song!). Discover extreme facts about Mesopotamia in this fun and kooky book.
In the midst of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, true heroes emerged. Follow passengers aboard United Airlines flight 93 as they fought back against hijackers who took over their plane. The passengers' determination and heroism saved countless lives as they stopped the plane from reaching its intended destination. Based on the true story and in honor of the heroes aboard flight 93. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroism.
When Howard Sharpe spotted a group of southern sea otters floating off the coast of California, he was nearly as surprised as if he had seen a dinosaur. The otters were thought to be nearly extinct, and yet he spotted hundreds splashing in the water. Soon, Howard and other environmental activists sprang into action to make sure this once nearly extinct species didn't disappear forever. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story about how fur-tastrophe was avoided in the southern sea otter comeback. Then, learn more about southern sea otters and other marine mammals in danger.
In the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, true heroes emerged. Follow New York City Police Officer Moira Smith who witnessed the attacks firsthand and immediately jumped into action. She sacrificed her own life to provide the guiding light that helped hundreds out of the south tower in the minutes leading up to its collapse. Based on the true story and in honor of Officer Moria Smith. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroes at Ground Zero.
As reports came in of planes crashing into the World Trade Center, heroes sprang into action. Follow two EMS workers scrambling to help survivors at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, based on a true story. The heroic first responders fought with bravery and determination to save lives amid the chaos. Based on the true story and in honor of an EMS team risking everything to help at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroes at Ground Zero.
When terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, heroes stepped up. Follow canine Trakr and his handler James as they locate a survivor in the rubble more than a day after the towers fell. The search and rescue team from Canada was working beside many heroes responding to the attacks on 9/11. Based on the true story and in honor of the K9 and handler team who found the last survivor trapped at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of canine heroism at Ground Zero.
Welcome to the disaster zone where we can learn all about atrocious animal deaths. We'll see how the father of tragedy was killed by a tragic turtle, a gutsy soldier experienced death by elephant, and a king died from a monkey bite. There's no telling what other disastrous deaths await.
Welcome to the disaster zone where awful accidents kill people around the world. Follow along to see how a famous stuntman met his end at the hands (peel) of an orange, a harsh Greek lawmaker was killed by cloaks, and a groundbreaking balloonist died in a freak hot air balloon accident. There's no telling what other disastrous deaths await.
Welcome to the disaster zone where blundering bodies lead to the downfall of all who enter. Catch up with the famous philosopher who was killed by laughing, the Austrian mayor who experienced death by beard, and the polite astronomer who crossed his legs for just a little too long. What else might you expect from disastrous deaths?
Welcome to the disaster zone where frightful foods are killer. Discover the Swedish king who killed himself by stuffing his gut, the famous philosopher who was taken down by apricots, and how the love for beans killed in ancient Greece. There's so much to explore when it comes to disastrous deaths.
Did you know the umbrella and toilet paper were both invented in China? Or that many ancient emperors believed they were descended from dragons? How about that kites were first used as warning signals in ancient China? Walk along miles and miles of the Great Wall, take a peek into terrific tombs, and stroll through some of the most amazing palaces ever built as you discover extreme facts about ancient China in this fun and kooky book.
Did you know ancient Egyptians would shave their eyebrows in mourning if their cats died? Or that the first pharaoh may have been killed by a trampling hippo? You may know that a mummy's brain was removed through its nose before the body was wrapped up. But did you know that the ancient Egyptians threw the brain away and kept the heart as the center of intelligence instead? Discover extreme facts about ancient Egypt in this fun and kooky book.
How would you like to use a public toilet every time you had to go? Or compete in an Olympic wrestling event where the only rules were no biting or gauging? Well, that was life in ancient Greece! And if you think we're far removed from that life, you may be surprised to learn that a lot in our modern world was inspired by our ancient friends (from alarm clocks and odometers to democracy and art!). Discover extreme facts about ancient Greece in this fun and kooky book.
Did you know that the Ancient Romans ate while lying down? Or that they spread a sauce made of fish guts over their food? What about that gladiator sweat was sold as a beauty product in Ancient Rome? Travel along roads that are still around today (ones that were made by Romans over 2,000 years ago) or take a peek at the Declaration of Independence and you'll see the civilization's lasting influence today. Discover extreme facts about ancient Rome in this fun and kooky book.
"They took my clothes. They shaved my head. I was given a prisoner number. I was no longer a human!"
"The ship is sinking. I don't want to die in the icy sea. When will help come? Who will save us?"
"We face each other on the battlefield. Two proud samurai. Revenge burns in my heart. Here is where it ends."
"Life was hard in my village in Poland. So I came to America. I have little money, and I don't speak English. Will my dream of a better life come true?”
Nine high school students in Little Rock, Arkansas were at the heart of the battle to integrate schools in the late 1950s. Many places in the south were slow to change, but things got especially heated in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world the pyramids of Giza remain relatively intact, but through ancient texts and legends, the other six wonders come to life.
Each Origins: Whodunnit: Heists eShort is a single chapter from the full Heists title, packaged as a mini eBook. Heists eShorts include Bank Heists, Art Heists, Heists and Hostages, and Cash and Jewel Heists.