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The Resource Lives of extraordinary women : rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought), written by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Lives of extraordinary women : rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought), written by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

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Lives of extraordinary women : rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought)
Title
Lives of extraordinary women
Title remainder
rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought)
Statement of responsibility
written by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
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Language
eng
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Award
Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award (Wisconsin), 2001.
Review
/* Starred Review */ "Well-behaved women rarely make history" is the pendant to this collection of 20 brief biographies in what is now the masterly style of this dynamite team's previous "Lives of . . ." books. Krull packs an astonishing amount of information in three to five pages of biography for these female rulers, smoothly tucking in interesting bits: the English most outraged at Joan of Arc's wearing men's clothing; Catherine the Great's fondness for intellectual young men; Nzingha the West African queen's miraculous escapes up to the age of 82. She clearly defines when historical gossip might have skewed the real story, as with Marie Antoinette and the Chinese empress Tz'u-hsi, but doesn't shrink from sometimes unpleasant truths such as Gertrude Bell's suicide or Indira Gandhi's assassination. Hewitt's illustrations remain dazzling: the oversized heads of the full-page figures sport headgear eminently suitable: Jeannette Rankin wears the Capitol dome and Aung San Suu Kyi her trademark flowers. Artifacts related to the women's stories appear as incidental images. Fabulous reading, great for research, deliciously and subversively feminist, this will sit happily on the shelf with the presidents, artists, musicians, and others this duo has covered so well. (bibliography) (Biography. 8-12) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2000)
Biography type
collective biography
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179328
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Krull, Kathleen
Dewey number
  • 320/.082
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hewitt, Kathryn
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True
Series statement
Lives of--
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  • Women in politics
  • Women heads of state
Target audience
juvenile
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rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought)
Label
Lives of extraordinary women : rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought), written by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 95)
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9780152008079
Lccn
99006840
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780152008079
  • (OCoLC)42289665
Label
Lives of extraordinary women : rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought), written by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 95)
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9780152008079
Lccn
99006840
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780152008079
  • (OCoLC)42289665

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