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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Jump at the Sun
Publication date September 1, 2001
Pages 32
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786807147
ISBN-10 0786807148
Dimensions 0.50 by 10.25 by 11 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
A picture-book biography brings to life the message of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story. By the creators of Freedom River. A Caldecott Honor Book.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

"Martin's Big Words is a gorgeous, award-winning picture book biography that introduces the wisdom and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. to young readers. An excellent choice for sharing with newly independent readers or for reading together." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor


This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

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Hardcover
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from Jump at the Sun (September 1, 2001); titled "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
9780786807147 | details & prices | 32 pages | 10.25 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.05 lbs | List price $17.99
About: A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781423106357
 
Reprint edition from Jump at the Sun (December 18, 2007); titled "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
9781423106357 | details & prices | 40 pages | 10.00 × 11.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.56 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A picture-book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.
Library
Book cover for 9780786825912
 
from Jump at the Sun (September 1, 2001); titled "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
9780786825912 | details & prices | 10.00 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.20 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435235571
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 11, 2008); titled "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
9781435235571 | details & prices | 40 pages | 11.00 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.05 lbs | List price $15.99
from Turtleback Books (December 1, 2007); titled "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
9781417797066 | details & prices | 10.25 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.15 lbs | List price $17.25
About: This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr.

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