Would You Believe... a Circus Horse Could Count?! and Other Extraordinary Entertainments by Richard Platt

Would You Believe... a Circus Horse Could Count?! and Other Extraordinary Entertainments

Written by Richard Platt
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Part of the Would You Believe... Series


Would You Believe... a Circus Horse Could Count?! and Other Extraordinary Entertainments by Richard Platt

Marvel at the amazing, hilarious and sometimes unbelievable ways that people have entertained each other throughout history. Learn about the cat piano and music made from cheese drums; magic tricks and drama; the circus, puppetry and the digital technology which is changing the face of entertainment today.

About the Author

Richard Platt

As an artist
I've written about 60 books, mostly factual books for children. My first children's book was Incredible Cross Sections, which had fantastic illustrations by Stephen Biesty. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is that it gives me the chance to work with wonderful illustrators. When Chris Riddell drew the pictures for Castle Diary and Pirate Diary he managed to capture the characters of all the people in the stories exactly as I'd imagined them. I also love writing because people pay me to find out all this fascinating stuff about strange, wacky and obscure subjects. I spend far more time than I should trying to find amazing facts that bring a subject to life. I trawl through books at home (I've got 2500) and in dusty libraries.

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48 pages


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Publication date

2nd July 2009



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