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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 32 pages
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An introduction to the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi describes his refusal to meet violence with violence during his peaceful resistance campaign, a decision that eventually leads to India's freedom from tyrannical British rule.

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User Review  - BarrettOlivia - LibraryThing

A very informative story about Ghandi and his fight to preserve Indian tradition and religion against the British Colony. Ghandi's style of fighting, is known as a passive and peacful resistance ... Read full review

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User Review  - edeidrich - LibraryThing

The illustrative approach to this picture book, a shading technique using only black, white, and gray, gives Mahatma Gandhi's age-appropriate legacy a feel that mirrors the tumultuous events of his ... Read full review

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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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