Friday, April 8, 2011

Tales of Famous Heroes

Tales of Famous Heroes
by Peter and Connie Roop
Scholastic, 2010. 106 pages. Nonfiction picturebook.

This fun and informative book introduces seveteen individual heroes plus the Tuskegee Airmen. Even reluctant readers will be pulled into these remarkable tales. Each famous hero has an introductory two-page spread with a stylized caricature of the hero (see the cover) and a quote. A short, but interesting, four page biography then follows, accompanied by several illustrations. Both men and women are represented, as are various ethnic groups and nationalities. Even though each biography is short, they leave you with an appreciation of each hero's courage and contribution.

1 comment:

BLT said...

I love the caricatures- especially little Gandhi!