2/1/04 The Midwest Book Review
It has always fascinated me to hear about the lives of people who made great contributions to the world. Great Life Stories, takes its readers on a journey in which they can meet many people in various fields and learn of not only what they accomplished, but how they lived, their joys and their hardships along the way. Thus far the series contains ten books: four chronicling inventers and three each chronicling authors and political figures. Each book is written in a smooth narrative style that makes it an engaging read for children and adults alike.
In each of these books the reader will be shown a unique glimpse of some of histories and current days most fascinating people, covering personal as well as career oriented information. There is also information regarding the time and area in which the person lived, helping to paint an even more complete picture, with simple to follow timelines in the back of each book. The reader will also find information on books and websites where they can further their study. The plethora of information makes these books great for middle school assignments, suck as book reports and comprehension tasks. The narrative style is such that they are engaging to both children and adults alike. Thought the books are designed for and excellent for 6 through 8 graders, they are perfect for readers of all ages, at home or in the classroom.