The Great Wall of China

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Perfection Learning Corporation, Aug 1, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction
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A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.

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User Review  - Teri - Goodreads

Really well-done story about Shi Haungdi and why and how he had the Great Wall of China built. Told as a story, with nice illustrations. Not the typical dry kids' non-fiction. Read full review

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User Review  - Ebookwormy - Goodreads

An engaging narrative and vivid historical drawings make this book highly recommended non-fiction in our homeschool library. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools. Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University. The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).

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