Diary of a Time Traveller by David Long
  

Synopsis

Diary of a Time Traveller by David Long

Meet some of history's most illustrious and interesting characters in this book that visits key moments of the past from around the world. When young Augustus falls asleep in history class, Professor Tempo decides to teach him a lesson and show him that history isn't boring at all! She hands him a magic diary, all he needs to do is write the time and place to travel there. Together they head out on a whistle-stop tour of history through the ages to meet some of the world's finest explorers, inventors, leaders, writers, composers and painters, including Albert Einstein, Mozart, Louis XIV, Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Columbus Genghis Khan, Emperor Titus in Rome, athletes at the very first Olympic Games, Tutankhamen in Egypt and even Palaeolithic man as he discovers fire. Each double page spread introduces a different time and place, with an introductory text from Augustus which explains the sights and sounds, and accompanying captions from the Professor which provide key facts. A character index at the rear gives a short biography of all the historical characters covered, and a timeline helps to contextualise the different time periods covered.

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Selected for Children's Special under non-fiction Innovative introduction to history, by way of a magic diary that can transport you to any time or place. Packed with facts, timelines and hundreds of history's most interesting characters. Selected for Children

-fiction Innovative introduction to history, by way of a magic diary that can transport you to any time or place. Packed with facts, timelines and hundreds of history

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About the Author

David Long

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

David Long
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Publisher

Publication date

1st October 2015

ISBN

9781847806369


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