Annal: 1996 Orbis Pictus Award

Results of the Orbis Pictus Award in the year 1996.

Book:The Great Fire (Jim Murphy)

The Great Fire

Jim Murphy

A vertible cinematic account of the catastrophe that decimated much of Chicago in 1871, forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. Jim Murphy tells the story through the eyes of several survivors. These characters serve as dramatic focal points as the fire sweeps across the city, their stories illuminated by fascinating archival photos and maps outlining the spread of fire.

Book:Dolphin Man

Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins

Laurence P. Pringle, Randall S. Wells

The author of Jackal Woman and Scorpion Man profiles biologist Randall Wells, who specializes in the studies of dolphins in Sarasota Bay, discussing his work, the dolphins' lives and habitat, and his achievements in his field.

Book:Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II

Penny Colman

Now in paperback — the award-winning account of how 18 million women, many of whom had never before held a job, entered the work force in 1942-45 to help the United States fight World War II. Their unprecedented participation would change the course of history for women, and America, forever.

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