September 18, 2019
10.8 X 14.6 X 0.5 inches | 2.0 pounds
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About the Author
Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as Egyptian Diary, Castle Diary, and Roman Diary. He has written more than sixty nonfiction books for children, including A World of Information, illustrated by James Brown. Richard Platt lives in Kent, England. James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker who worked in textiles for years before turning his talents to illustrating for children. He is the author-illustrator of A World of Cities and the illustrator of A World of Information, written by Richard Platt. James Brown lives in London, England.
This oversize offering assembles an interesting array of inventions and discoveries that have shaped human civilization...Over the course of the 30 selections, Platt does a nice job of recognizing different cultures integral to the development of an item or practice, especially when its origin is unclear. A nicely packaged platform for sparking curiosity and furthering discovery.