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Simon Holland - Author

About the Author

Simon Holland has been writing and editing non-fiction books of all colours, shapes, subjects and sizes, for children and adults, for more than seventeen years. His background is in medieval literature and history, but he has become passionate about the communication of science, nature and technology-related subjects. As a writer, Simon has a penchant for anything fantastic, philosophical, puzzling, paranormal and peculiar.

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My First Fact File Ancient Rome Everything you Need to Know

My First Fact File Ancient Rome Everything you Need to Know

Author: Simon Holland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2019

We hear about them all the time, but how much do you actually know about the ancient Romans? In My First Fact File: Ancient Rome, you'll find out all about this incredible society that lasted for over 2,000 years. Discover how the Roman Empire sprawled across Europe and beyond, and how it shaped the world as we know it today. Read all about the battle tactics of the Roman army, and the powerful siege engines they used to conquer the world. Learn about the food eaten in the ancient Roman era, which included roasted ostriches and giraffe legs!

An Infographic Guide to London

An Infographic Guide to London

Author: Simon Holland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful book that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tube station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.

A Miscellany of Magical Beasts

A Miscellany of Magical Beasts

Author: Simon Holland Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Enter an incredible world of magical beasts, dare to draw near to their captivating powers, and discover the spellbinding stories of 16 favourite mythical creatures from around the world. Venture into this world and you'll discover why griffins collect a gem called agate, how to put out dragon fire, how mischievous elves can cause terrible nightmares, and much, much more. A Miscellany of Magical Beasts is a beautiful, luxurious gift book showcasing a fascinating menagerie of creatures from the world's timeless mythologies and legends. Presented in an incredible package with spectacular cover finishes, it is sure to be treasured by fantasy enthusiasts. Each beast is beautifully illustrated with rich, enchanting artworks, accompanied by amazing facts. Five feature spreads take a different approach to each particular beast - including a gleaming guide to the world's dragons and an enchanting introduction to elf spells and tricks. Imaginative flourishes such as cutaways showing constellations (see where Pegasus's story ends), and a die-cut linking the lustrous feathers of the phoenix with those of the terrifying harpies, make this a truly inspiring exploration of some wonderfully strange creatures. List of beasts included: phoenix, harpy, griffin, Pegasus, dragons, elves, unicorn, centaur, mermaids and mermen, werewolf, troll, sphinx, basilisk, Cerberus, giant, chimera

Ancient Rome in 30 Seconds 30 fascinating topics for time travellers, explainedin half a minutes

Ancient Rome in 30 Seconds 30 fascinating topics for time travellers, explainedin half a minutes

Author: Simon Holland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2016

With fast facts, mini missions and engaging artwork, Ancient Rome in 30 Seconds is an introduction to one of the world' s greatest ancient civilizations. Children will discover how ordinary Romans lived, what it was like to be a legionary and how the mighty Roman empire rose - and fell. Other topics cover Rome at war, religion and superstition, and great Roman inventions, from concrete to central heating. Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite and full-colour artwork. Fun, active elements for kids to make and do support the topics, encouraging them to test, explore and discover more.

An Infographic Guide to London

An Infographic Guide to London

Author: Simon Holland Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2016

London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful travel guide that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tuve station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this one packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.

An Infographic Guide to London pocket-sized edition

An Infographic Guide to London pocket-sized edition

Author: Simon Holland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2016

London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this pocket-sized book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful book that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tuve station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this one packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.

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