London for Children by Matteo Pericoli


London for Children by Matteo Pericoli

Enjoy a fascinating, fact-filled journey through London and discover the stories and secrets of one of the largest cities in the world in this vibrant adaptation of Matteo Pericoli's breathtaking book, LONDON UNFURLED. Matteo's astonishing project, to illustrate a continuous 20 mile journey along the north and south banks of the Thames, took him two years to complete. Now the two 37-foot-long pen-and-ink drawings can be enjoyed in vibrant colour, with eye-opening (and eye-watering) facts; from the battles of Roman London and the Princes in the Tower, to the Gunpowder Plot and the great Victorian stink!

About the Author

Matteo Pericoli was born in Milan and has worked as an architect, illustrator, author, journalist and teacher. He is best known for his illustrated books of New York, where he lived from 1995 to 2008 and in particular, the iconic MANHATTAN UNFURLED. His work is regularly featured in the Observer, the New York Times and La Stampa, Italy's national newspaper. He is also often commissioned for album artwork (Beastie Boys Four Boroughs). Matteo is currently living in Turin with his family.

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64 pages
Interest Age: 3


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Publication date

5th July 2012



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