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Burns, Peggy 1941-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 91 publications in 4 languages and 4,174 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Newspapers 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG221.5, 155.418
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Publications about Peggy Burns
Publications by Peggy Burns
Most widely held works by Peggy Burns
Make friends, break friends by Peggy Burns( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Explores why making friends and keeping them is not easy
Money by Peggy Burns( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Tells how and why money was originally made, from the earliest times when people bartered for goods, to the complex banking of today. Each stage in the history of money is described with examples and pictures
Language and writing by Julian Rowe( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
The mail by Peggy Burns( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Tells the history of the mail from the earliest times through to the complex system we have today. Follow the development of technologies like the telegraph and airplanes that have made sending a message so easy. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Pope John Paul II : pope for the people by Peggy Burns( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
A biography of the pope who has campaigned for world peace and the underprivileged
Writers by Peggy Burns( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Biographies of Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, Beatrix Potter, Alan Alexander Milne, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl
Writing by Peggy Burns( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Traces history of pictographs, early language, alphabets, codes, paper, writing tools, printing, books, and computers through the 1980s
Gandhi by Peggy Burns( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Tells of Mahatma Gandhi's training as a lawyer in England ; his work against oppression of Indians in South Africa, and his organisation of peaceful protest against British rule in India. Suggested level: primary
Travel by Peggy Burns( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of travel and transportation throughout the world, from the invention of the wheel through to modern space travel. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Louis Braille by Peggy Burns( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Malay and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of the ninteenth century Frenchman who blinded in an accident as a child, went on to invent a new reading system for the blind, using raised dots. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
News by Peggy Burns( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Discusses how people have passed on the news throughout history, from early cave drawings and smoke signalling, through to the modern satellite broadcasting of today. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Queen Elizabeth I by Peggy Burns( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Presents a simple biographical account of the life of Queen Elizabeth I. Suggested level: primary
Engineers by Peggy Burns( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Florence Nightingale by Peggy Burns( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Tudors and Stuarts by Peggy Burns( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of some of the historical figures who made a notable impact on Tudor and Stuart society, including Walter Raleigh, William Shakespeare, Christopher Wren, Celia Fiennes and Flora Macdonald. Suggested level: secondary
Explorers by Peggy Burns( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Introduces the lives and travels of six famous explorers: Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, Mary Kingsley and Roald Amundsen. Suggested level: primary
Stores and markets by Peggy Burns( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
A historical survey of stores and marketplaces
The post by Peggy Burns( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Follows the development of postal services, from the first postal routes in the Persian Empire around 500 B.C., to the modern international postal network of today. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Shops and markets by Peggy Burns( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of shopping from the earliest times, when farmers traded crops for simple tools, through to the hypermarkets and shopping centres of today. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
 
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Alternative Names
Burns, P.
Languages
English (50)
Chinese (3)
Malay (2)
Spanish (1)
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