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Hammond, Ted

Works: 53 works in 195 publications in 4 languages and 20,307 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biographies  History  Literature  Instructional and educational works  Illustrated works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Performer
Classifications: GV865.R8, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ted Hammond
Who is Bill Gates? by Patricia Demuth( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was ...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history. This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate any audience!"--
Who was Babe Ruth? by Joan Holub( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of the legendary baseball player, from his impoverished childhood, to his famous trade to the Yankees
What were the Twin Towers? by Jim O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the true story of the Twin Towers--how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers--also known as the World Trade Center--and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers--from their ambitious construction to their tragic end"--
Who was Marie Curie? by Megan Stine( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Marie later won another Nobel for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation."--
Who was Sally Ride? by Megan Stine( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of the physician and NASA astronaut who became the first American woman in space in 1983
Who was Milton Hershey? by James Buckley( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hershey's life was filled with invention and innovation. As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard. Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life. He founded a school for those who didn't have access to a good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today."--Provided by publisher
Who was Henry Ford? by Michael Burgan( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the man responsible for mass producing the automobile in the early part of the twentieth century
Who is George Lucas? by Pam Pollack( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry
Who was Cesar Chavez? by Dana Meachen Rau( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of the life of the Mexican American labor activist who helped organize the migrant farm workers and establish a union to fight for their rights
Who was Roberto Clemente? by James Buckley( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and accomplishments of the professional baseball player, from his heroics on the field to his humanitarian efforts and his untimely death
What is NASA? by Sarah Fabiny( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race against the Soviet Union. Author Sarah Fabiny describes the origins of NASA, the launching of the Apollo program that landed the first human on the moon, and the many missions and discoveries that have taken place since then. NASA has a rich history and still plays an important role in uncovering the mysteries of the universe. Readers are sure to get sucked into this book."--
Who is Wayne Gretzky? by Gail Herman( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Canadian hockey player, from his youth in Brantford, Ontario to his Stanley Cup championships
Who was Frank Lloyd Wright? by Ellen Labrecque( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Wisconsin in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright became obsessed with a set of building blocks his mother had given to him on his ninth birthday. He grew up to become the father of organic architecture and the greatest American architect of all time, having designed more than 1,100 buildings during his lifetime. These included private homes such as the stunning Fallingwater, churches, temples, a hotel, and the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in New York City. When asked how he could create so many designs, he answered, "I can't get them out fast enough." Frank Lloyd Wright was a man ahead of his time who could barely keep up with his own ideas!"--
Where is our solar system? by Stephanie Sabol( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readers will want to grab a telescope and explore the night skies after finishing this overview of our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets, as well as numerous moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. For thousands of years, humans believed that Earth was at the center of the Universe, but all of that changed in the 17th century. Astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton proposed the unthinkable theory that Earth and the other planets actually revolved around the Sun. This engaging book chronicles the beginning of the modern age of astronomy, then follows later discoveries, including NASA's current missions in space."--
What was the San Francisco Earthquake? by Dorothy Hoobler( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake. One early April morning in 1906, the people of San Francisco were jolted awake by a mammoth earthquake--one that registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Not only was there major damage from the quake itself but broken gas lines sparked a fire that ravaged the city for days. More than 500 city blocks were destroyed and over 200,000 people were left homeless. But the city quickly managed to rebuild, rising from the ashes to become the major tourist destination it is today. Here's an exciting recount of an incredible disaster"--
Who was Fidel Castro? by Sarah Fabiny( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of the man who ruled Cuba from 1959-2016, after leading a successful revolution overthrowing Batista's government and establishing a Communist regime in its place
Who were the Three Stooges? by Pam Pollack( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover more about the comedy team that perfected the art of the pie fight! The Three Stooges were the hardworking children of immigrants and discovered a love of performing at an early age. Starting out as a vaudeville act, they soon transitioned into movies, becoming a worldwide sensation in feature films and shorts. Never the critics' darlings, audiences loved them for their mastery of physical comedy and their willingness to do anything for a laugh. They remained popular over the years despite several personnel changes that revolved around the three Howard brothers from Brooklyn. Their comedies are still in syndication more than 50 years after they were first shown on TV and continue to delight old fans and attract new ones"--
Who is Judy Blume? by Kirsten Anderson( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn how Judy Blume went from a stay-at-home mother to one of the most beloved American authors of the twentieth century. Readers adore Judy Blume for her personal stories about the journey from childhood to adolescence. She has always been an imaginative person and an avid reader. As a child, Judy spent time looking through library shelves for the perfect books, and if she couldn't find the right ones, she entertained herself by making up stories in her head. When she got older, Judy started writing her stories down. Although readers fell in love with characters like Margaret Simon and Fudge Hatcher, some parents challenged some of her titles, including Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, for discussing sensitive issues. Despite all the controversy, this award-winning author and her books have remained popular among fans, both old and new"--
Where is the Mississippi River? by Dina Anastasio( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the history and culture of one of the most famous waterways in the world: the mighty Mississippi! The most famous river in America runs like a spine between the eastern and western parts of the country, flowing through ten states before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The mighty Miss also flows through the history of America, giving rise to great stories about the people who lived on it and used it as a watery highway, from Native Americans and European explorers to skillful riverboat captains and colorful gamblers traveling on luxurious steamboats. And of course it was the first truly American writer, Mark Twain, who grew up along its banks and made the Mississippi River famous around the world. This book, part of theNew York Timesbest-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations and a detachable fold-out map complete with four photographs on the back"--
Who is Richard Branson? by Michael Burgan( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you do with a billion dollars? This question gets a definitive answer from billionaire Richard Branson: do everything! Born into a wealthy family in London, Branson suffered from dyslexia and was a poor student. Still, his knack for business started early with a successful parakeet-breeding enterprise at age 11. The entrepreneur launched his first major business, Virgin Records, at age 22 and spent the next few decades building the Virgin group that now includes more than 400 companies. Known for his eccentric lifestyle and trillion-watt smile, Branson's hot air balloon flights, innovative leadership, and world record attempts have made him a global icon
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