DK Life Stories: Gandhi

DK Life Stories: Gandhi

Published by DK Children

By Diane Bailey

Illustrated by Charlotte Ager

RRP: $16.99

Book description

In this biography, discover the inspiring life story of Mohandas Gandhi, who successfully used his teachings of non-violence to win his country's freedom.

Mohandas Gandhi was born at a time when his home country was choked under the oppression of British rule. Although many thought that violence was the only way to fight this injustice, Gandhi successfully used his teachings of non-violence and civil disobedience to win his country's freedom -- and create a philosophy of peace and equality. Called Mahatma, or "great soul," by his many followers, Gandhi's inspiring words and deeds still resonate worldwide today.

DK Life Stories go beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.