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Inclui os nomes: E. Tracey Fern, Tracey E. Fern

Obras por Tracey Fern


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Noah Webster's father recognized that his son was never going to be a good farmer, and packed him off to Yale at the age of 16, where Noah pursued a life of books and learning, and spent years compiling his now-ubiquitous dictionary, "full of common words, simply spelled."

Back matter: author's note, photo, sources

See also: Six Dots, Tomfoolery, Balderdash
JennyArch | 11 outras críticas | Jun 6, 2024 |
I've read many book written by Tracey Fern, each one is a well-researched joy to read. This is a beautifully illustrated book outlining details of the life of the very intelligent Noah Webster who was very bored with what he learned as a young child. As he grew, he sought other means of learning.

Highly recommended!
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Whisper1 | 11 outras críticas | May 30, 2024 |
A beautifully illustrated story about a 19th century woman that broke records sailing around Cape Horn.
sloth852 | 3 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
Beautiful illustrations/images accompany this well-written book meant for both the young and older. Many living today have/had the opportunity of seeing the actual, and incredible artifacts that Howard Carter found in 1915 in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings.
This is the story of seeking and finding the hoped for treasures that Englishman, Carter, who since a child dreamed of finding a trove of beautiful, anything Egyptian, but specifically he wanted a mummy.

Obsessessed with possessing, cantankeous Howard Carter was hired at 17 to work with the Egypt Exploration Fund, and was sent to Egypt to learn archaelology and excavation. Quite a silly, but nasty man, he was not liked. Digging and searching for years, finally to his amazment he came upon the most beautiful and famous mummy of all.

To dig and dig in the hot sun, while wearing a neat suit, Carter never gave up. I can only imagine the feelings he experienced when actually, truly, finding this stellar group of incredible objects.

This book is dedicated not only to the man, but also to the actual find as by hard work, and a lot of luck, first steps were discovered. Twelve in all led downward, downward under the ground. As the book notes, Carter uncovered a top portion of a doorway, not knowing what was behind, he opened the royal seal that held the door closed.

Howard meticulously drew maps of all his archeological work. He drew the area, the steps, and seal and a corner of a door that ws broken and repaired. The tomb was found before Howard Carter as noted by the seal. But, when opened it appeared intact. The mummy was incredibly beautiful and laden and carved with gold.

This remains one of the most special and incredible find to date.
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Whisper1 | 1 outra crítica | Jun 10, 2023 |



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