Would You Believe...Vatican City is a Country?! and Other Metropolitan Marvels by Richard Platt


Would You Believe...Vatican City is a Country?! and Other Metropolitan Marvels by Richard Platt

Young readers will get a real sense of how towns and cities have developed all over the world from medieval towns and the extreme cities in the jungle and polar regions. What is suburban bliss and why are some of our cities dying? Read this book from start to finish for a riveting social history or dip in and out for some fascinating and often hilarious facts. The informal style of writing is supported by wonderful illustrations and photographs throughout; this is a book that will engage and inform children of 8 years and above.

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

1st April 2010



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