The Giant of Seville

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Written & Illustrated by: Dan Andreasen

Published in 2007

Genre: Biography, Historical Fiction (this story is based on the real life of Martin Van Buren Bates)

Grade Level: K-3

Summary: The Giant of Seville is a “tall” tale based on a true story. Captain Martin Van Buren Bates was a real giant who lived during the 19th century. This book tells the story of his arrival in Seville, Ohio as he searches for a new home.

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A Wizard from the Start

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Written & Illustrated by: Don Brown

Published in 2010

Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Grade Level: 2-4

Summary: A Wizard from the Start tells the story of Thomas Edison, the famous inventor who boasted 1,093 patents throughout his lifetime. This book covers Edison’s story, from childhood to his adult years, highlighting the education he received and some of his well-known inventions.

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