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The Hero Schliemann
The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy

author: Laura Amy Schlitz
illustrator: Robert Byrd

From Newbery Medal-winning author Laura Amy Schlitz comes an engaging illustrated biography of Heinrich Schliemann, a nineteenth-century archaeologist who most believe did find the ancient city of Troy. This engrossing tale paints a portrait of contradictions — a man at once stingy and lavishly generous, a scholar both shrewd and reckless, a speaker of twenty-two languages and a man with a funny habit of taking liberties with the truth. Laura Amy Schlitz and Robert Byrd open a discussion about how history sometimes comes to be written, and how it sometimes needs to be changed.
Back matter includes source notes and a bibliography.

"Anyone with an interest in archaeology or in liars and braggarts will be drawn in by this slim biography of the hyper-imaginative Schliemann." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$7.99 / $9.00
0763665673 /  9780763665678
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Illustrated Middle-grade Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
80 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
Biography & Autobiography; People & Places; Social Science; Curiosities & Wonders; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, the Newbery Honor Book and New York Times bestseller Splendors and Glooms, and several other books for young readers. A teacher as well as a writer, Laura Amy Schlitz lives in Maryland.
illustrator’s comments:
Robert Byrd teaches children’s book illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is the author-illustrator of many books, including Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer; Finn MacCoul and His Fearless Wife; and The Hero and The Minotaur. Robert Byrd lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
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