The Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning
  

The Secrets of Stonehenge

Written by Mick Manning
Illustrated by Brita Granstrom

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April 2013 Non-Fiction Book of the Month The incredible story of the building of the mighty Stonehenge is brought to life in the action-packed illustrations to this book. How such a feat was achieved without the help of any technology has always been a cause of wonder. Here, the story of how the stones were dragged for many miles, how they were heaved into position and how they were cleverly fitted together so that the building would last, is visually re-enacted while the history of the time and what we know about how man managed 5,000 years ago is explained in the text and accompanying speech bubbles.

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The Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning

Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site?

With captions and pictures, and using up-to-the-minute research discoveries, Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom tell the incredible true story of Stonehenge, an awe-inspiring monument - one of the greatest and most important prehistoric sites in the world with a fascinating history, perfect for treatment in a picture book to inspire young readers about our heritage.

Reviews

'lots of interesting information ... made easy to understand through the detailed pictures.' 'Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom are a superb combination... A wonderful book for youngsters (and adults) about one of the greatest ancient sites in the world.' 'A new book from this talented duo is always a real treat! ... Intricately detailed, the pictures give a wealth of information and are fun to look at as well. ... I learnt a lot from this fascinating book.' 'Fascinating' 'A new book from this talented duo is always a real treat! ... Intricately detailed, the pictures give a wealth of information and are fun to look at as well. ... I learnt a lot from this fascinating book.' '

ve learned about Stonehenge from now on. That

-fiction picture book.'

's most enigmatic monuments ... a great asset for children to learn from.' - 'Artfully making history accessible using captions and drawings..the mystery behind the giant stones is explored with satisfying depth.' 'an excellent introduction to its subject that touches on the awe and mystery that the monument still inspires.' 'lots of interesting information ... made easy to understand through the detailed pictures.' '

... A wonderful book for youngsters (and adults) about one of the greatest ancient sites in the world.' 'Light years away from the dull post-war black and white text books which many of us were brought up on.'

About the Author

Mick Manning

Mick Manning and Brita Granström specialize in lyrical non- fiction picture books. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning Fly on the Wall series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders. Read a Q&A with Mick and Brita here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Mick Manning
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Author's Website

www.mickandbrita.com/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

24th April 2014

ISBN

9781847805201

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