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Joseph II of Austria: The Misunderstood Despot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
Joseph II of Austria was a complicated man. He loved his subjects and was willing to do anything for them. Unfortunately for them, in his mind that meant telling them how to do everything! Joseph had been raised to believe that, as royalty, he was smarter and better than anyone else. He believed that being kind to them meant treating them like children. Learn about him in this 15 minute biography.
Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Joan of Arc was a young farm girl who heard the voices of saints. She led an army in battles to drive the English out of France and put the rightful King on the throne. After she was captured, the King and the armies did nothing to help her. She was sold to the English and put on trial for crimes against the Church. Joan was convicted and burned at the stake. Find out more in this 15-Minute bio.
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented the Alphabet for the Blind
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Simon-Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. Simon was well known in the town, and his work supported his wife and three children, two girls and a boy. On January 4, 1809, the new year brought the family a new baby boy. They named him Louis.
14 Fun Facts About the Eiffel Tower: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
It towers over the Paris skyline and is one of the most recognized monuments in the world. The Eiffel Tower has a storied past and has served its city well as a worldwide ambassador. How much do you know about this monument? Do you know: What is the Eiffel Tower’s nickname? How many pieces of iron make up the Eiffel Tower? Why was the Eiffel Tower built? Learn about the tower in this fun book.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
It was 1887 in southern France. A man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. What did he find in the cave that has mystified scientists to this day? Explore the Gargas Cave!