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Books with author Patricia Brennan Demuth

  • What Is the Constitution?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, June 19, 2018)
    We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.
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  • Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Jake Murray

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Dec. 3, 2019)
    You've probably seen her on t-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos, well, now that famous face graces the cover of our latest Who Is? title.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is famous for her stylish collars (called jabots) and her commanding dissents. This opera-loving New Yorker has always spoken her mind; as a young lawyer, RBG advocated for gender equality and women's rights when few others did. She gained attention for the cases she won when arguing in front of the Supreme Court, before taking her place on the bench in 1993. Author Patricia Brennan Demuth answers all the question about what makes RBG so notorious and irreplaceable
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  • Who Was Galileo?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, John O'Brien

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Feb. 5, 2015)
    Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
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  • What Was Pearl Harbor?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, John Mantha

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, June 27, 2013)
    A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.
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  • What Was Ellis Island?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, David Groff

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, March 13, 2014)
    From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the most popular landmarks in the country.
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  • Where Is the Great Wall?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Feb. 5, 2015)
    More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present-day status as a Communist world power.
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  • Thomas Edison and His Bright Idea

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Jez Tuya

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, July 19, 2016)
    This nonfiction reader shines a light on Thomas Edison and his greatest inventionβ€”the lightbulb!As a curious child who was always asking questions, it's no wonder Thomas Edison grew up to become a famous, prolific inventor. This easy-to-read nonfiction story follows Edison from his time in school to his career as a full-time inventor. While it focuses on his groundbreaking creation of the lightbulb, this illuminating account also details other important innovations of his, like the phonograph and the microphone. Edison's discoveries will fascinate and inspire all curious young minds!
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  • What Is the Constitution?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley

    eBook (Penguin Workshop, June 19, 2018)
    We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.
  • Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Dec. 26, 2013)
    Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. Her life and times are captured in engaging text and 80 black-and-white illustrations.
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  • Max the Bad-talking Parrot

    Patricia Brennan Demuth

    Paperback (lulu.com, Aug. 11, 2014)
    Winner of the Georgia Picture Book Storybook Award. Children'S Choices For 1987, by Internat'l Rdg. Assoc. and Children's Book Council. The Reading Teacher, Oct 1987. Children's Choices: Tillie's good-natured rhyming parrot turns sour when he thinks he's been insulted, but he regain his perch when a burglar threatens. Children's comments made clear their appreciation of the delightful drawings and the "funny talking" parrot. School Library Journal: The brief text flows along smoothly for reading aloud or for independent reading. Zaunder's watercolors on white backgrounds have the cartoon and lightly humorous quality of Quentin Blake's drawings. A successful if not outstanding picture book. Akron Beacon Journal, 6/22/86: Brennan Demuth has skillfully used rhymes to tell a very humorous story. Max, the Bad-Talking Parrot is fast-paced and entertaining. It could easily become a children's favorite.
  • Who Was Galileo?

    Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, John O'Brien

    eBook (Penguin Workshop, Feb. 5, 2015)
    Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
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  • Gorillas

    Patricia Brennan Demuth

    Paperback (Penguin Young Readers, May 25, 1994)
    What do baby gorillas like to do in the jungle? They swing in the trees, and play tag in the bushes. They even get piggyback rides from their mothers. You can find out all about gorillas in this exciting book!
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