Archive for the ‘biographical’ Tag
Field, Reshad. The Last Barrier: A Journey Through the World of Sufi Teaching. Harper Collins.
Non-fiction. A journal of one man’s journey through Turkey in search of spiritual understanding. Written from a non-Turkish perspective.
Provensen, Alice and Martin. 1983. The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 New York: The Viking Press. ISBN 0-670-34259-9. Call # j629.13 PRO A Caldecott Medal Winner.
A very nice story about Luis Bleriot. I had no idea! Again, it is a little hard to categorize. It is a story and a first information book. I suppose most biographical work could be said to be both.
Briggs Martin, Jacqueline, illustrated by Mary Azarian. 1998. Snowflake Bentley Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 3 2104 02470426 6. Call # jP551.57841 BenM. Caldecott Medal Winner.
A lovely book about W.A. Bentley, a man who photographed snowflakes. It shows you how something that might appear silly to some can be quite important. And it tells you to just stick with it. For more on W.A. Bentley’s photographs, adults can see http://snowflakebentley.com/
I would categorize this book as both a first information book and a story.