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Books with author Robert Burleigh

  • Flight

    Robert Burleigh

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Jan. 27, 1997)
    Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Nonfiction and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.Flight. Loneliness. Fear. Danger. Courage. Charles Lindbergh considered all these things and more when he set out for Paris on the morning of May 20, 1927, with only two compasses and the stars for his guides. Experience all the drama of Lindbergh's history-making flight with startling intimacy as you travel along with the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, and follow the courage and endurance of one man who dared to make his dream come true."(A) glorious re-creation of an epic adventure."--Publishers Weekly"Brings new life to one of the stories of the century."--Kirkus Reviews
  • Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor

    Robert Burleigh, RaĂşl ColĂłn

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Jan. 5, 2016)
    “A finely told, beautifully illustrated biography that saves a world class scientist from obscurity.” —School Library Journal, starred review “An ideal introduction to a lesser-known scientist and an important understanding about how the Earth works.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Filled with gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Raúl Colón, this illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor.Marie Tharp was always fascinated by the ocean. Taught to think big by her father who was a mapmaker, Marie wanted to do something no one had ever done before: map the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Was it even possible? Not sure if she would succeed, Marie decided to give it a try. Throughout history, others had tried and failed to measure the depths of the oceans. Sailors lowered weighted ropes to take measurements. Even today, scientists are trying to measure the depth by using echo sounder machines to track how long it would take a sound wave sent from a ship to the sea floor to come back. But for Marie, it was like piecing together an immense jigsaw puzzle. Despite past failures and challenges—sometimes Marie would be turned away from a ship because having a woman on board was “bad luck”—Marie was determined to succeed. And she did, becoming the first person to chart the ocean floor, helping us better understand the planet we call home. Award-winning author Robert Burleigh tells her story of imagination and perseverance. Beautifully illustrated by Raúl Colón, Look Up! is a book that will inspire readers to follow their dreams.
  • One Giant Leap

    Robert Burleigh, Mike Wimmer

    Paperback (Puffin Books, June 12, 2014)
    "The sense of immediacy is irresistible and will cause children who consider the event just ancient history to feel as if they too had left footprints on that distant, dusty surface."—School Library JournalOnly July 29, 1969, as Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the seemingly impossible--somthing humans had dreamed of doing for centuries: They traveled 240,000 miles through space and set foot on the moon. One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. This achievement not only brought the moon within reach, but now everything seemed possible. If it could be imagined, it could be done.
  • Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest

    Robert Burleigh

    Hardcover (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 1, 2002)
    Traces the history of chocolate from a drink of the Olmec and Mayan cultures to its rage among European aristocrats to its popularity around the world today as the treat of millions.
  • George Bellows: Painter with a Punch!

    Robert Burleigh

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, June 1, 2012)
    No punches are pulled in this fascinating biography that covers the life and work of the prolific artist George Bellows. Having spent most of his adult life in New York City, Bellows left behind an extraordinary body of work that captures life in this dynamic city: bustling street scenes, ringside views of boxing matches, and boys diving and swimming in the East River. Art reproductions and photographs from his youth round out the book. Praise for George Bellows STARRED REVIEW "Upbeat prose, photographs, and reproductions of George Bellows’s paintings provide an insightful homage to the urban artist and athlete. Burleigh places readers right in the moment." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review “The book’s excellent reproductions of Bellows’ work will excite young readers and budding artists. A fine portrait of an artist not on everyone’s radar but whose work can be readily understood and appreciated by youngsters.” ―Kirkus Reviews "Veteran biographer Burleigh breathes a great deal of vitality into Bellows’ short but significant life and career. Accompanied by Bellows’ striking and powerful works, this is an artist bio that, like its subject, packs a punch." ―Booklist "Burleigh tells Bellows’s story with immediacy and with a firm grasp of his audience, striking the right balance of broad stroke and detail. Burleigh’s admiration of his subject comes through loud and strong and infectiously. And there are handsome reproductions of Bellows’s work...This impressive book captures the connection between the man and the world he observed during his short life. A new generation of young urban observers will be grateful." ―New York Times "This is a beautifully illustrated biography of painter George Bellows. Bellows found his inspiration in the working class, including the gritty night life of the city... Burleigh adds to the interest of the story through direct quotes that are well-documented." ―Library Media Connection "Burleigh is an enthusiastic and adept tour guide through Bellows’s New York milieu. Crisp reproductions coordinate closely with the text, so readers will easily connect..." ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Award Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - The Arts 2013 ALA/ALSC Notable Book
  • Napoleon: The Story of the Little Corporal

    Robert Burleigh

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, June 1, 2007)
    Published in association with the American Federation of ArtsThe only children’s picture book about France’s greatest general and eventual emperor, Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon achieved countless military victories and unified half a continent; he was a corporal, general, consul, and emperor. The life and career of Napoleon sounds impossible—but it’s true. His success, though brilliant, was also short-lived. Robert Burleigh’s biography of the Little Corporal, illustrated by period artworks and artifacts, describes the remarkable rise and fall of this charismatic and unusual man.
  • Seurat and La Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots

    Robert Burleigh

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, May 1, 2004)
    An analysis of Georges Seurat's famous painting, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, includes where and when it was made, interesting details, and the techniques used to create a sense of stillness.
  • Chocolate Riches From the Rainforest

    Robert Burleigh

    Paperback (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Aug. 16, 2002)
    A delicious story about the history of chocolate with wonderful illustrations.
  • Sylvia's Bookshop: The Story of Paris's Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder

    Robert Burleigh, Katy Wu

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Sept. 25, 2018)
    Meet the trailblazer and book lover who started the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France, in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates stories, reading, and the importance of sharing ideas. “Books are my treasures—the best that I’ve got.” Books are like rivers that flow through my head. Books are like roads,” she just might have said. “Roads that connect my old self to my new. Unlocking our hearts to what’s noble and true.” Told by the bookstore itself, Sylvia’s Bookshop tells the story of the legendary Shakespeare and Company, its owner Sylvia Beach, and the many great writers who gathered there to meet, read, and remind us that books are more than the words on the page.
  • Messenger, Messenger

    Robert Burleigh

    Paperback (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Dec. 20, 2011)
    Messenger, messenger, keepin' the groove, Always, always, on the move. Morning's come around again, and Calvin Curbhopper, the messenger man, is on the go, zipping around from spot to spot, taking shortcuts through parking lots, steering through the midday blare of honking horns, his breath like a smokestack in the frosty air. Wind, snow, rain, sun, can't keep Calvin from making his run. And Robert Burleigh's rhythmic language keeps the groove right alongside him, further enlivened by Barry Root's energetic illustrations.
  • Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light

    Robert Burleigh

    Hardcover (Harry N. Abrams, March 1, 2005)
    Accompanied by stunning reproductions, posters, and drawings, a fascinating glimpse into the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec details how he overcame a childhood disease to become a legendary artist.
  • Pandora

    Robert Burleigh, Raul Colon

    Hardcover (Silver Whistle, May 1, 2002)
    Pandora has been warned about the forbidden jar. Although she is surrounded with gifts and has rooms, gardens, and a courtyard to explore, Pandora is drawn to one room--the one that holds that jar. Is Pandora’s curiosity a curse? In a seamless blend of prose and verse--and drawing from traditional mythological sources--Robert Burleigh dramatically tells Pandora's story for young readers. Complemented by Raul Colón's bold illustrations, Pandora is an unforgettable introduction to the classic myth.