Archive for the ‘biographical’ Tag

The Last Barrier: A Journey Through the World of Sufi Teaching

Field, Reshad.  The Last Barrier:  A Journey Through the World of Sufi Teaching.  Harper Collins.  last barrier

Non-fiction.  A journal of one man’s journey through Turkey in search of spiritual understanding.  Written from a non-Turkish perspective.

The Glorious Flight: … Louis Bleriot

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.glorious flight

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.

Snowflake Bentley

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.snowflake bentley

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.