Genghis Khan

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Marshall Cavendish Children, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages

As a boy, Genghis Khan inherited the role of leader after his father's death. As a man, he earned it--by fiercely protecting his people, no matter the cost, and by demanding total loyalty from those he led. His is a story of courage and survival, sacrifice and death. The boy who became the great Genghis Khan would take his people from the brink of survival to near-world domination--and lead the largest empire ever created in the lifetime of one man.

Based on both history and legend, Demi's classic story takes readers into a world of battle and victory--and shows why Genghis Khan has gone down in history as the greatest conqueror of all time.

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A biography of Genghis Khan who was a military strategist and "the supreme master of the largest empire ever created in the lifetime of one man". This biography tells the story of Genghis from birth ... Read full review


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Demi describes this handsome but problematic life of the Mongol leader generally known as Genghis Khan as her own ``interpretation...based upon both historical resources and folklore.'' Emphasizing ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Demi has illustrated and authored more than 300 children's books including biographies of Jesus, Buddha, and the Dalai Lama, as well as folktales such as The Empty Pot and Liang and the Magic Paintbrush. Her work has received many awards and accolades, among them the Christopher Award, which recognizes individuals whose work makes a positive difference in the world, and the Middle East Book Award. Her titles have been designated American Library Association Notable Children's Books, New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Notable Books for a Global Society, and American Bookseller Pick of the List Books.She lives in Yarrow Point, Washington.

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