Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

  • Title: Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)
  • Author: Kathleen Krull Kathryn Hewitt
  • ISBN: 9780152008079
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lives of Extraordinary Women Rulers Rebels and What the Neighbors Thought Not all governments have been run by men Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power revealing their feats and flaws for all the world to see Here you ll find twe
    Not all governments have been run by men Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats and flaws for all the world to see Here you ll find twenty of the most influential women in history queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders Some are revered Others are notorious What were theNot all governments have been run by men Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats and flaws for all the world to see Here you ll find twenty of the most influential women in history queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders Some are revered Others are notorious What were they really like In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world s most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told Features twenty extraordinary women, including CleopatraJoan of ArcElizabeth IHarriet TubmanEleanor RooseveltEva Per n

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    1. The lives of the 20 women discussed in this book were indeed extraordinary. Each entry is kept brief enough that it can be read in a single sitting, but not so brief as to leave the reader wondering, “Wait. Who was that lady again?” The book is formatted chronologically, which makes the progression logical and easy to follow. The illustrations also help readers absorb additional information about the text. Illustrations by Kathryn Hewitt include many beautiful full-page drawings that have t [...]

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    2. In the introduction to her book, Krull states that her subjects' personalities could sometimes seem “larger than life.” This is then reflected by Hewitt's illustrations of dis-proportioned women whose heads and bodies dwarf their surroundings, giving the images a rather cartoonish, unrealistic perspective which fails to reflect the serious nature of the work. While the ambition of the book – to present stories of women triumphing over adverse conditions, attitudes, beliefs, and customs in [...]

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    3. Lives of Extraordinary Women is a book about past famous women around the world. They could have been famous for many reasons, some were rulers, some were rebels, and some did something really important. The book puts the women in chronological order and designates a chapter for each one. Starting with Cleopatra and ending with Rigoberta Menchú the book contained interesting information about them all. I really enjoyed the book, it taught me a lot of interesting facts and about women who I had [...]

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    4. It was interesting to see the different great women who was in power and what they achieve throughout their lives. There are some women in the book that I never heard of and was really surprised when I read about them. This books is really good for children to read and to see how different women did something amazing or beyond anyone's expectation.

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    5. Krull, K & Hewitt, K. i. (2000). Lives of extraordinary women: rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought). Harcourt. Citation by: Susan ScottType of Reference: Biographical ReferenceCall Number: 920ISBN: 0-15-200807-1Brief Description: This book, which is geared towards upper elementary students, depicts the lives of several famous women throughout the course of history. Emphasis is placed on their contributions to society. Content/Scope: This book is geared towards students in grades 4 [...]

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    6. We learn from history, but how hard it is to interest today's youth in long-dead people when the biographies often included in textbooks are ones laden with dates and boring facts that seem to have little relationship to today's world. Even the lives of queens and powerful female rulers hold little interest when portrayed in that gray light. How refreshing it is, then, to read this book by Kathleen Krull and learn about the much spicier aspects of the lives of various women, ranging from a few o [...]

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    7. I am not really one who reads non-fiction cover to cover. I really prefer getting all my non-fiction via Discovery Channel. This book, however, is a great exception. Lives of Extraordinary Women covers the lives of 20 women who influenced history. Some are quite familiar such as Cleopatra and Joan of Arc but others are lesser known such as Wilma Mankiller and Jeannette Rankin. I was impressed by the cultural variety of the book as well as the realistic picture painted of these women. Some were n [...]

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    8. The book consisted of 2-4 page vignettes on women from ancient times to modern. The author tells it like it is; she's irreverent and funny.For example, Cleopatra married her much younger brother, because it was expected of her. Yet she was probably responsible for at least 2 of her brothers' deaths. Eva Peron, knowing that Mr. Peron (forgot his name) had a girlfriend, made the bold move of having the girlfriend moved out and all of Eva's things moved in one day while Mr. Peron was at work. It we [...]

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    9. “Lives of Extraordinary Women” is a very powerful book that outlines 20 strong and impactful women in history. When taught about history, many of the rulers and people of power that are discussed are men. This book brings light to the fact that many women throughout history held a lot of power and made a large influence. One of the stories in the book discusses Eleanor of Aquitaine. Just as many women in history were told they could not rule or hold any power, Eleanor was taught from a young [...]

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    10. As with all of Kathleen Krull's biographies, she goes into deep detail of the twenty women she covers in "Lives of Extraordinary Women." As the reader, we get to learn about some who are well known, and some who aren't, as well as amazing women in history such as Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Wilma Mankiller. In her introduction, Krull piques interest with alluring trivia that begs for the reader to continue in the book. She also mentions that not all of the women she writes abo [...]

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    11. Audio CD's: 2 hours, read by Melissa Hughes.I liked the audio version of this book about influential women in history including queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, and revolutionary leaders. The author includes women who "were good, bad, and some who were both," such as Cleopatra, Nzingha, Marie Antoinette, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Peron, with a total of 21 profiles. Information on each famous woman is a brief 10 minutes of fun and fascinating facts, followed by an "Ever After" sectio [...]

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    12. A nice multi-cultural variety of famous female leaders with playful illustrations by Kathryn Hewitt. Krull really tries to paint a whole and very human picture of her subjects. Rather than vilifying or lionizing these women, each is given a short (2-3 p) objective bio. It's just enough to pique one's interest without overwhelming the reader. This book is at about a seventh grade reading level and is age appropriate in its approach of historically controversial issues (for example, it gives menti [...]

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    13. I'm not sure exactly how this wound up on my To-Read (listen to) shelf on the library website, but it looked like something I wouldn't have to pay much attention to, so it seemed like a good pick this week. Turns out to be a YA book (could have guessed that from the cover art, if I'd been paying attention), and I'd guess it's written for kids at about a 5th grade level. The lives of the 20 women in question are presented almost in cartoon form, with all of the sharp edges rubbed off. No facts we [...]

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    14. Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels,(and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull was such an amazing book. I loved it and it is a book that I would read again. I was able to read this book in one day because it was very interesting and a book that I couldn't put it down. It's amazing to learn about women of the past and what they have done within this world during their time. Many of the women I read about were rulers of their country and made decisions that were based on how it w [...]

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    15. Author Kathleen Krull has written several picture book biographies, some more successful than others. Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (And What The Neighbors Thought) just missed the chance to be successful. Though the content is age appropriate and oftentimes interesting, the format is a little difficult to follow. Some of the women included may fall far short of extraordinary in the eyes of some readers. While there are other women mentioned whose bios and accomplishments should h [...]

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    16. If you have ever wanted to know more about women in history but you don’t know where to start, pick up a copy of Lives of Extraordinary Women. Krull does an excellent job including women from all over the world. Each section is brief and would make a great read-aloud; Krull includes enough knowledge to give the reader a sense of the woman and the culture she influenced. There is not only cultural diversity, but also diversity in character: some were terrible rulers, some (in Joan of Arc’s ca [...]

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    17. All I have to say, is that these are some tough ladies. This book was filled with really short explanations on some of the famous women in history, and told their life story very succinctly, a few anectdotes, and the reason why they were famous. Some of the women you just have to admire, and some make you want to kiss your wife and thank her for not being like that! It was interesting, and provided some good jeopardy-type facts. For example: I found out that Eva Perone weighed less than 90 pound [...]

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    18. Kathleen Krull has done a few wonderful series, but this is one of her best series. This is well done even among her many excellent books. I think I learned something new about each woman mentioned here, even the ones where I have read longer biographies. She is excellent at finding the one fact that might make a child think, gosh, I want to read more about so and so! She even managed to find important positive things to say about Marie Antoinette which is a real challenge! She pointed out that [...]

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    19. "Traditionally, historians have talked most often about what powerful women looked like. This book focuses on daring deeds" (Krull, 2000, p. 9). This book profiles 20 women leaders in chronological order from Cleopatra and Eleanor of Aquitaine through Wilma Mankiller and Rigoberta Menchu. This was a fascinating read. I learned new facts about women I thought I already knew much about (Queen Elizabeth I, Eleanor Roosevelt and Queen Victoria) plus I was introduced to Nzingha, African Warrior Queen [...]

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    20. WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Lives of Extraordinary women sounded very interestingSUMMARY: Very brief vignettes of the lives of about 20 women through out history told in chronological orderVIEW: The women selected were all interesting. I had not heard of them all so that was a discovery. The biographical sketches were very brief. I had thought they would be a bit deeper. It seemed maybe it was written for a younger crowd. Having now listened to many non-fiction texts particularly around history and b [...]

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    21. the write-ups on each of the famous women were actually not half bad. i learned a lot and the third person fact dispenser had a kinda chatty, informal voice. but, and i kid you not, at least four of the write ups included some sort of reference to Hilary Clinton! badly timed political propaganda disguised as kid non-fiction??? blechah, i'm an obama gal. and i hate it when anyone says Senator C should get any bonus points for being a woman. i know i'm from the generation of cynicism and gender pr [...]

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    22. This book gives short introductions to 20 extraordinary women throughout time. From Cleopatra to Harriet Tubman to Eleanor Roosevelt, the collection is surprisingly diverse, including women from Africa, Asia, India, Latin America, and Native America (although it must be said that a full half of the women are European and/or white American). This is a great choice for women's history units and will likely inspire children to find out more about some of these powerful ladies.

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    23. A lot of historical biographies about great leaders focus on men, so it is refreshing that this book focuses on twenty women who really made a difference! I believe it is great for a teacher to include this in his or her library so that the girls of the classroom can maybe see themselves reflected in the literature, by showing them that women have made a difference and can continue to make a difference. This also falls under the category of collective biographies.

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    24. Interesting women. It is interesting hearing about different personality types from Joan of Arc to Cleopatra. I would have liked a little more detail. I'm listening to this on CD and they cover each woman for about 10 minutes, which doesn't quite do them justice, but it has some good tidbits of history.

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    25. Among Kathleen Krull's "lives" series of books, this is one of the better ones. I was fascinated with these famous women. Krull has done a great job of making history come alive for kids and adults alike. And after reading the short versions, I'm even more interested to read longer biographies of some of these ladies (Cleopatra and Joan of Arc, in particular).

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    26. This was a great little introduction to some amazing women that have greatly impacted the world throughout history, half of which (or more) I had never heard of. It has inspired me to learn more about them and their incredible lives. After listening to the audiobook, I checked out a physical copy from the library as well to read through it again and take notes.

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    27. A fantastic edition to any school library to inspire the love of learning! Twenty famous female political movers and shakers are chronologically covered, each with 2-5 of information about their life and importance in history. Of course there is not enough information to be gathered for students to write an entire biography report – but a wonderful resource and place to begin learning.

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    28. Great series, especially for middle grades. Informational text with short stories. Brief enough to keep a students interest, but long enough to give a good look into the life of one of these famous women. I was surprised Margaret Thatcher was not included. Even as an adult, I will read more in this series.

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    29. Krull turns her talents yet once again to lives ofextraordinary people, this time the lives of extraordinary women.She examines such well known women as Eleanor Roosevelt and QueenElizabeth I along with less well known women such as Rigoberta Menchuand Nzingha. Each chapter is filled with fascinating details aboutthe women.

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