World of William Penn
With her unique approach to "horizontal history", Genevieve Foster explores the wide world of William Penn -- a world reaching across the courtyards of the Sun King to the Great Wall of China. Penn's contemporaries included such colorful figures as Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Edmund Halley, and Sir Isaac Newton. Penn's life spans a fascinating age of exploration and discovery. Penn's Quaker beliefs are also explored. First published 1973. Ages 8 and up.