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Series: What's Their Story?

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Amelia Earhart: the pioneering pilot by Andrew Langley1997 series, book 1
Galileo: scientist and stargazer (What's Their Story?) by Jacqueline Mittonbook 2
Henry Ford: the people's car-maker (What's Their Story?) by Haydn Middletonbook 3
Cleopatra: the queen of dreams (What's Their Story?) by Haydn Middletonbook 4
Thomas Edison: the wizard inventor (What's Their Story?) by Haydn Middletonbook 5
Alexander the Great: the greatest ruler of the Ancient World by Andrew Langley1997 series, book 6
William Shakespeare: the master playwright (What's Their Story?) by Haydn Middletonbook 7
Hans Christian Andersen: the dreamer of fairy tales by Andrew Langley1997 series, book 8
Captain Cook: the great ocean explorer (What's Their Story?) by Haydn Middletonbook 9
Gandhi: the father of Modern India by Pratima Mitchell1997 series, book 10
Eric the Red: the Viking adventurer by Neil Grant1997 series, book 11
Roald Dahl: the champion storyteller (What's Their Story?) by Andrea Shavick1997 series, book 12

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Series description

This series originated in 1997.
Some (or all) of the titles were reissued in 2009 with new covers and new series title True Lives.

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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