Would You Believe...in Mexico People Picnic at Granny's Grave?! and Other Dynastic Delights by Richard Platt
  

Would You Believe...in Mexico People Picnic at Granny's Grave?! and Other Dynastic Delights

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

Synopsis

Would You Believe...in Mexico People Picnic at Granny's Grave?! and Other Dynastic Delights by Richard Platt

Would You Believe in Mexico people picnic at granny's grave?! is a wonderful account of family life, throughout history and all over the world. Welcoming a new child into a family, growing-up and leaving home, marriage and death, are all covered in this book. What makes a family a family? We learn that family can mean all kinds of things to different people around the world. A family can have one, two, three or more parents - some might have no parents at all, like the founders of Rome who were raised by a wolf! Some families are large with lots of step-relations and others are small, like in China where parents are restricted to having only one child. Family can mean much more than simply being related by blood for children adopted or for step-families. Learn where you fit into your family and find out how to make a family tree. How might a typical Eskimo family be different to yours? How did the ancient Egyptians celebrate growing up and what does it mean to be born into a famous family? How have families throughout history dealt with the death of loved ones? Some cultures choose to mourn their loss and others to celebrate life. Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this fascinating read.

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Richard Platt
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Author's Website

www.richardplatt.co.uk/inde...

Publisher


www.oup.com

Publication date

1st April 2010

ISBN

9780199119851


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