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    • Writers and Their Pets

    • True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Discover how animals influenced 20 of the world's most beloved authors, from Charles Dickens to J. K. Rowling. Did you know that a dog saved Pablo Neruda's life? Or that Mark Twain had a cat named Bambino? Or that Edgar Allan Poe wrote with a cat on his shoulders? Writers and Their Pets tells these stories and many more that will delight not only children but also literary experts, history lovers, and animal enthusiasts. Writers and Their Pets features a diverse list of both male and female international authors, from the 19th to the 21st century.

    Regular price: £14.19

    • Lives of the Artists

    • Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    From DaVinci to Rembrandt, van Gogh to Matisse, and Picasso to Warhol, you'll learn about both their artistic masterpieces and their personal messes. Fun and lighthearted, yet full of solid information, trivia, and provocative commentary, Lives of the Artists presents objective, 3-dimensional biographies of the world's great artists.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • Lives of Extraordinary Women

    • Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on the women who have wielded power, revealing their feats - and flaws - for all the world to see. You'll hear about 20 of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. And what were they really like?

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Lives of the Presidents

    • Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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    Which president had feet bigger than his ego? Which barked like a seal? Which joked about dating mummies? Kathleen Krull uses fun and quirky facts to bring to light the human side of the 42 U.S. presidents in this "deliciously gossipy" biography.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Lives of the Writers

    • Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    Twenty literary luminaries, ranging from Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare to Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain, are profiled in this entertaining and informative collection. Winner of A School Library Journal's Book of the Year Award, Lives of the Writers is both an indispensable reference tool and an exhilarating gossipfest. Author Kathleen Krull makes learning fun, painting realistic portraits of Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Brontë sisters, Emily Dickinson, E.B. White, Jack London, Murasaki Shikibu, Miguel de Cervantes, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, and more. Krull serves up an outstanding introduction to the classics of literature for the whole family, while telling us all the real stories behind their writers.

    Regular price: £8.79

    • Frenemies in the Family

    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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    They blame you when they get in trouble. They seem like your parents' favorite. They are the only enemy you can't live without. Almost everyone has a juicy story about their siblings - even famous people. Meet those who got along, those who didn't, and everyone in between! 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Lives of the Explorers

    • Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    The entertaining style and solid research of the Lives of…. series of biographies have made it a favorite with families and educators for twenty years. This new volume takes readers through the centuries and across the globe, profiling the men and women whose curiosity and courage have led them to discover our world.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Lives of the Scientists

    • Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt’s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric - and anything but dull.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Harvesting Hope

    • The Story of Cesar Chavez
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 21 mins
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    As a young boy, Cesar lived happily on his family’s ranch in Arizona. But when a severe drought lost them the entire crop, his family also lost their home. With thousands of other unlucky families, the Chavez’s moved to California where they lived in poverty and worked as migrant workers. It bothered Cesar greatly that the workers were treated like slaves by the landowners. So he organized the workers and marched to the state capital in protest.

    Regular price: £8.59

    • Lives of the Pirates

    • Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs, Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    This long-awaited new volume in the acclaimed "Lives of" series presents the fascinating true tales of both notorious and little-known pirates. Why did Blackbeard and Long John Silver go to sea? Who was Madame Cheng? How did pirates really talk? What did they eat and what did they do to pass the time during long sea voyages? Lives of the Pirates answers these and many other questions.

    Regular price: £8.59

    • Lives of the Musicians

    • Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    This is no stuffy music appreciation lesson. Author Kathleen Krull makes these great artists come alive. From Bach to Mozart, George Gershwin to Woody Guthrie, Beethoven to Gilbert and Sullivan, you'll learn all about their lives and music, what they were really like and what inspired these geniuses of musical expression. Filled with interesting trivia and gossip, Lives of the Musicians is the ultimate guide to the great composers.

    Regular price: £10.19