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    • Lives of the Artists

    • Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    From DaVinci to Rembrandt, van Gogh to Matisse, and Picasso to Warhol, you'll learn about both their artistic masterpieces and their personal messes. Fun and lighthearted, yet full of solid information, trivia, and provocative commentary, Lives of the Artists presents objective, 3-dimensional biographies of the world's great artists.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By L. Worthington on 01-06-04

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Lives of the Presidents

    • Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Which president had feet bigger than his ego? Which barked like a seal? Which joked about dating mummies? Kathleen Krull uses fun and quirky facts to bring to light the human side of the 42 U.S. presidents in this "deliciously gossipy" biography.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ended with Clinton

    • By Nick on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Giants of Science

    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Rachel Leslie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Krull is known for compelling children's biographies like Harvesting Hope, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner. Her concise yet informative Leonardo da Vinci bio presents a vivid and highly accessible portrait of a true renaissance man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book<br /><br />

    • By AmazonConsumer on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Isaac Newton

    • Giants of Science
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Rachel Leslie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Krull details Newton's lonely childhood, his education, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with contemporaries in this captivating and concise look at one of history's greatest geniuses.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Inadequate

    • By peter on 05-19-09

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Lives of the Writers

    • Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Twenty literary luminaries, ranging from Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare to Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain, are profiled in this entertaining and informative collection. Winner of A School Library Journal's Book of the Year Award, Lives of the Writers is both an indispensable reference tool and an exhilarating gossipfest. Author Kathleen Krull makes learning fun, painting realistic portraits of Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Brontë sisters, Emily Dickinson, E.B. White, Jack London, Murasaki Shikibu, Miguel de Cervantes, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, and more. Krull serves up an outstanding introduction to the classics of literature for the whole family, while telling us all the real stories behind their writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Index of Content

    • By Ruth Green on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Lives of the Musicians

    • Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: John C. Brown, Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This is no stuffy music appreciation lesson. Author Kathleen Krull makes these great artists come alive. From Bach to Mozart, George Gershwin to Woody Guthrie, Beethoven to Gilbert and Sullivan, you'll learn all about their lives and music, what they were really like and what inspired these geniuses of musical expression. Filled with interesting trivia and gossip, Lives of the Musicians is the ultimate guide to the great composers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good introduction

    • By reggie p on 11-21-04

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Lives of the Pirates

    • Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs, Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This long-awaited new volume in the acclaimed "Lives of" series presents the fascinating true tales of both notorious and little-known pirates. Why did Blackbeard and Long John Silver go to sea? Who was Madame Cheng? How did pirates really talk? What did they eat and what did they do to pass the time during long sea voyages? Lives of the Pirates answers these and many other questions.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Lives of the Scientists

    • Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, the subjects of Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt’s Lives of the Scientists: Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought) are revealed as creative, bold, sometimes eccentric - and anything but dull.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Harvesting Hope

    • The Story of Cesar Chavez
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    As a young boy, Cesar lived happily on his family’s ranch in Arizona. But when a severe drought lost them the entire crop, his family also lost their home. With thousands of other unlucky families, the Chavez’s moved to California where they lived in poverty and worked as migrant workers. It bothered Cesar greatly that the workers were treated like slaves by the landowners. So he organized the workers and marched to the state capital in protest.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Frenemies in the Family

    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    They blame you when they get in trouble. They seem like your parents' favorite. They are the only enemy you can't live without. Almost everyone has a juicy story about their siblings - even famous people. Meet those who got along, those who didn't, and everyone in between! 

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Lives of the Explorers

    • Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The entertaining style and solid research of the Lives of…. series of biographies have made it a favorite with families and educators for twenty years. This new volume takes readers through the centuries and across the globe, profiling the men and women whose curiosity and courage have led them to discover our world.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Lives of Extraordinary Women

    • Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on the women who have wielded power, revealing their feats - and flaws - for all the world to see. You'll hear about 20 of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. And what were they really like?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing

    • By Leerkkee on 01-14-05

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Lives of the Athletes

    • Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do you have a favorite sports hero? If so, have you ever wondered about what kind of zany things he or she likes to do when not competing? Have you ever wondered what the great athletes like to eat, or what they like to drink? For instance, it’s a little-known fact that baseball great Babe Ruth relished the chance to wolf-down pickled eels and chocolate ice cream! Do you ever imagine what their childhoods were like? This fascinating book answers all these questions and many more you might never have even thought to ask!

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Big Wig

    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    By blending historical details with “amusing anecdotes that put flesh and blood on dry literary bones,” best-selling kids author Kathleen Krull “knows exactly how to captivate her audience” (Publishers Weekly). In this playful look at hair, Krull draws upon centuries of hairy history—including the fake beards of Egyptian queens, the hair-filled medicine of the Incas, and the diverse wigs of Queen Elizabeth I—to show just how hair-brained people can be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, gross, anecdotal look at hair and wigs

    • By EmilyK on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Kid Wise

    • Teaching with Words & Pictures (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Candace Fleming, Kadir Nelson, Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Partridge
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19