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Vennema, Peter

Overview
Works: 14 works in 72 publications in 1 language and 9,184 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2895, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Vennema
Bard of Avon : the story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of the world's most famous playwright uses historically correct information to portray his life from his childhood up to his death in 1616
Good Queen Bess : the story of Elizabeth I of England by Diane Stanley( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of the strong-willed queen who ruled England in the time of Shakespeare and the defeat of the Spanish Armada
Cleopatra by Diane Stanley( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleopatra was not the renowned beauty of legend-her strength lay in her intelligence, courage, and charm, and she would need all three in her short and perilous reign. She became Queen of Egypt at eighteen and by twenty had been driven from her throne. But she raised an army and won the support of the great Julius Caesar, who helped her return to rule. In the note on sources, the authors indicate that much of the information about Cleopatra has been based on legend & that many documents from her lifetime were destroyed after her death. Even Plutarch's histories were written a hundred years after her death. The large picture-book presentation lacks reference aids & would be challenging for researchers, but it is smoothly written & fascinating to read. The gouache illustrations for this book add to the narrative presentation. Cleopatra's name still glitters across history, evoking opulence, ambition, and tragedy. Raised in the shadow of the mighty Roman Empire, she dared to dream of a world united under Egyptian rule. She almost succeeded, and if she had, we would live in a far different world today. We will never know what these two brilliant and ambitious people might have accomplished together, for Caesar soon fell to Roman assassins. Instead, it was Mark Antony, another famous Roman, who risked everything with Cleopatra in pursuit of world power
Shaka : king of the Zulus by Diane Stanley( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Shaka is 6 years old, he and his mother are banished from their tiny Zulu clan. When he grows up, Shaka unites the Zulu clan into one mighty nation and creates an awesome army of warriors. Set in the late 1700s. Grades K-3 and older readers
Charles Dickens : the man who had great expectations by Diane Stanley( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens is one of the world's greatest and best loved writers. To read Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, or Nicholas Nickleby is to be drawn into a society that still seems fresh and real today: nineteenth-century London with its extraordinary extremes of wealth, progress, poverty, and despair. Dickens captures it all in plots that are by turns wildly comical, wonderfully melodramatic, and tragic to the point of tears. In his writing and later, in his dramatic readings, Charles Dickens was a master showman, mesmerizing the whole world. His novels are stuffed to bursting with unforgettable characters like Mr. Micawber, Ebineezer Scrooge, and Little Nell. Most affecting are his portraits of children abused and abandoned by the Industrial Age. David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Tiny Tim are mirrors that reflect the twisted values of their time. The twists of Dickens's own life encompassed childhood suffering as well as international acclaim. When he was twelve, his father was consigned to debtors' prison and Charles to working in a blacking factory. Not twelve years later The Pickwick Papers would propel him toward literary stardom. In their lovingly researched, incisively written biography, illustrated with a lushness and attention to period detail of which Dickens would have approved, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema illuminate his inspirations, his impact on nations of readers, and his gleaming genius that has only brightened with time
Liaison de la morte by Cirrha Niva( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens : the man who had great expectations by Diane Stanley( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life and writing career of the popular nineteenth-century English novelist
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill reading/language arts( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A brief biography of the world's most famous playwright, using only historically correct information
Grand( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

W.H. Meyer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shaka : king of the Zulus by Diane Stanley( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A biography of the nineteenth-century military genius and Zulu chief
Bard of Avon : the story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A brief biography of the world's most famous playwright, using only historically correct information
Rapids( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bard of Avon : the story of William Shakespeare
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Good Queen Bess : the story of Elizabeth I of EnglandCleopatraShaka : king of the ZulusCharles Dickens : the man who had great expectationsWilliam Shakespeare
Languages
English (70)