The Story of Britain by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom


The Story of Britain by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!


Absolutely stuffed to the brim with characters, facts and figures from each period of history. An utterly absorbing and brilliant history book. Read It Daddy Manning and Granstrom want to make history attractive and accessible for young readers and in this they have succeeded yet again Books for Keeps A brilliant introduction to the history of Britain. Primary Times An entertaining and informative guide through the story of Britain School Librarian Only Manning and Granstrom could have condensed the history of Britain into an absorbing and useful book for children which is also attractive Carousel This gem of a book covers everything you could possibly need to know about our green and pleasant land The Best New Children's Books 2015 The perfect introduction to the fascinating history of our nation ... The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers ... who could fail to find history enthralling when presented so well? Parents In Touch

About the Author

Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have been writing and illustrating children's books together for over fifteen years. Specialising in fun, lively non-fiction picture books, they have perfected their unique approach, sharing the illustrations between them and mixing up words and pictures in all sorts of inventive and delightful ways. They have won numerous awards and their books are published internationally in over 15 languages.

Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons.

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80 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

12th May 2016



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