The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire by Anna Claybourne

The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire

Written by Anna Claybourne
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Part of the Collins Big Cat Series


The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire by Anna Claybourne

A fascinating insight into the history of one of our ancient civilisations - the Shang dynasty, their society, culture, belief system and way of life in China over 500 years ago. Who were they, how did they rule and what was life like under their power? * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically.

About the Author

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is the author of numerous books on the natural world for young readers, including the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth, the Survival Skills Handbook and many more. She is also the winner of the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award for her title The World of Shakespeare which summarised the plays in attractive and digestible synopses. She is also the author of a picture called Where's Will.

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56 pages


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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

21st September 2015



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