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This illustrated biography series combines non-fiction and fiction to introduce readers to famous historical characters. Each book begins with a diary, told from the point of view of a child who works for the famous person. At the end of each book there is an illustrated reference chapter.At ten years old, James becomes an assistant to Charles Darwin on the Beagle's second voyage, helping him collect and contain creatures that fly, scuttle, leap and hide from the naturalist. James' diary tells of an exciting moment in 19th-century history; it's a young boy's insight into the actions and thoughts of one of the world's most famous and controversial scientists.
|Publication date:||6th October 2008|
|Publisher:||Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
Alan Gibbons has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and has won the Blue Peter Book Award in the 'Book I Couldn't Put Down' category. He is a full-time writer, and a visiting speaker, lecturer and a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Leo Brown is a painter, illustrator, author, art director, sculptor and animator. He created the feature animation Believe - The Quest for Innocence, and recently published the first in a series of children's illustrated novels, Stargazers - There is Always Someone ...More About Alan Gibbons
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