This lovely book is a perfect children’s introduction to the constellations but will also appeal to any adult who has ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered about The Hare, The Lyre and The Sea Monster. Sara Gillingham tells the mythological and historical stories behind the clusters of stars and gives tips on where and when to see them.
From ancient times the Silk Roads have connected the east and west; warriors, scientists, priests and camels laden with precious goods have all made the often perilous journey. This unique book is an adventure story as much as a history and will appeal to readers from 9 to 90.
Martin and David take the reader from the earliest cave paintings to the most modern photos taken on a smart phone. On the way they discuss cinema, ready-made tubes of paint and video games. With over seventy pictures of very different artworks and Rose Blake’s colourful illustrations throughout, this is an accessible and enjoyable journey through the history of pictures.
Forty-eight glorious maps show everything that makes the United Kingdom special. County by county the book describes three hundred people from the past and present, things to do and places to visit: a fortress shaped like a Tudor rose in Kent, the biggest colouring pencil in the world in Cumbria and Out Stack, the most northerly point of the British Isles.
Hogwarts is displayed in 3-D glory: the castle, the Quidditch pitch, the Forbidden Forest and more. Mini-pops on each page bring the Marauder’s Map and the Flying Ford Anglia to life. This makes the perfect gift for any Potter fan, regardless of age.