5.76 Richard Platt Through Time: London

ISBN 13 : 9780753462553

Through Time: London

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9780753462553: Through Time: London

From a Neolithic camp to the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics, very few cities have seen as much history, innovation, and bloodshed as London. In Through Time: London - by Richard Platt, illustrated by Manuela Cappon - readers take an historical, geographical, and anthropological journey through London's past through amazing artwork and detailed cross sections. From the earliest habitations to the Roman and Viking invasions, the Plague, Shakespeare, The Great Fire, right up to the Industrial Revolution, the Blitz, and more, readers will uncover layer after layer of London's magnificent history and learn about the people who have called the city home.

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About the Author :

Richard Platt has been writing children's books for more than 15 years and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Silver Smarties Prize in the United Kingdom.

Manuela Cappon is a member of the MM Comunicazione studio in Italy, which specializes in high-quality nonfiction illustration for publishers around the world.

From School Library Journal :

Grade 3–6—The history and culture of London from 3500 BC to today are presented via cross-sections, busy illustrations, and a lot of text. There is some carryover among the eras, and by the final spread, which shows London preparing for the 2012 Olympics, readers can refer to earlier scenes and compare how the city has or hasn't changed. The early part of the book works best, showing London as still no more than a contained encampment on the banks of the River Thames. But as the city grows, so does the detail and information packed into the pages. While the geographic perspective stays the same throughout, and readers can indeed see development through wars, epidemics, and industrialization, the activity within the pages becomes increasingly difficult to follow. Spreads such as the one illustrating a "Georgian London: AD 1783" street scene are crammed full of unclear images. There is an extensive glossary, although British words like "omnibus" and "gherkin" are not included. The thorough index makes revisiting the various eras almost more rewarding than the initial perusal, as readers can follow specific locations and landmarks through the years. While the initial impression is that this is a browsing book, it is in reality more of a research tool, reliant on text to explain the famous city's metamorphosis.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
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