Braille Book Review

November-December 2008

Books for Children The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, contact your braille-lending library. Nonfiction

Pet Cats BR 17314
by Julia Barnes
1 volume
Provides an overview of the history of household cats. Gives reasons cats make good pets. Covers their characteristics and behaviors and lists different feline breeds. Offers tips for new cat owners. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union during the Civil War BR 17315
by Thomas B. Allen
1 volume
Discusses Harriet Tubman's life (1820-1913), escape from slavery, heroic trips back into slave states to conduct others to freedom, and dangerous role as a spy for the Union during the Civil War. Explains her work in the context of the abolitionist movement. For grades 6-9. 2006.

Leonardo's Horse BR 17547
by Jean Fritz
1 volume
Explains American Charles Dent's efforts to complete the unrealized dream of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) to cast a twenty-four-foot statue of a horse in bronze. Discusses the difficulties Leonardo faced five hundred years ago and Dent's use of modern casting and reinforcing techniques. For grades 3-6. 2001.

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