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Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Lives of … Series Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781609987268
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History comes to life in this dynamic volume! Here are inside views of twenty writers—people of all shapes, sizes, temperaments, and lifestyles, from various countries and historical periods. Included are William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jane Austen, Emily Dickenson, Charles Dickens, and many others. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Krull knows exactly how to captivate her audience… A must-have for the reference shelf.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Colorful, enthralling”

    Kirkus

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 7/22/2010

    " Used this book as a teacher. It really helped my students to "get" it. Very informative but fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer | 5/31/2010

    " These are really short picture books that are just darling to look at and read. Suitable for children yet interesting enough for adults, they are by no means comprehensive, just plain fun! And check this out; Shumann is a woman! Who knew? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 2/5/2010

    " Fascinating. Some of this was contradictory so I took it with a grain of salt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/2/2009

    " That was a fun book! They were all pretty crazy, but pretty amazing composers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Syd | 7/17/2009

    " A little more boring than lives of the atheletes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 11/29/2008

    " Lots of text with interesting "facts" about the composers. This book is probably better for older elementary students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 7/31/2008

    " I like hearing about what nutjobs these people are. It's kind of like the way I feel when I watch "Intervention," except instead of a crack addict it's Chopin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 4/26/2008

    " Every parent should have this book for their children "

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is a multi-award-winning children’s book author. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and worked for four companies as a children’s book editor. While on the job, she wrote mysteries in the Trixie Belden series and other books. She then began working at home, writing her own books and getting the chance to explore subjects she’s passionate about, including history, music, and extraordinary people. Awards for her body of work include the 2011 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, Leo Politi Golden Author Award, Lucia Russell Briggs Distinguished Achievement Award, California Reading Association’s Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award for promoting social justice thru books 2016, and the International Literary Association and Greater San Diego Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, among others.

About the Narrators

John C. Brown is a narrator of children’s and young adult books. Some of his credits include My Brother Sam Is Dead, Lives of the Presidents, and Lives of Musicians.

Melissa Hughes’ career began in radio, where she was a staff announcer, DJ, and voice-over artist. Working in England for many years, she starred in the BBC Radio drama Trouble Brewing, appeared in numerous plays, and created the screams for the character of Lois Lane, as well as other voices in the film Superman.