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Written by Christopher Lloyd
Illustrated by Andy ForshawWrite A Review
The most innovative approach to non-fiction since Horrible Histories, the What On Earth Wallbooks present information in a way guaranteed to inspire children’s curiosity and to stimulate real enthusiasm for learning. Each one contains a full-colour poster – 2 metres long – that illustrates the complete historical timeline of its subject. Illustrations are accompanied by equally informative captions and there’s longer reading too in the form of spoof newspaper articles and letters to the editor. Billions of years of history at a glance! ~ Andrea Reece
These wallbooks are an amazing feat of publishing. The Timeline shows a complete story on a 2 metre-long timeline. Perfect for younger readers but also relevant to all ages, these comprehensive, accessible and versatile wallbooks are the first ever attempt to illustrate the entire history of nature and natural science on a single piece of paper.
In addition to the Wallbook, The Timelines also includes a Chronicle which features more than 30 newspaper stories and a quiz.
The complete collection of What on Earth? Timelines covering Big History, Nature, Sports, Science, Shakespeare and British History.
Giftpack contains six hardback editions, each with 2m-long fold-out timelines, 40 newspaper stories, crossword, quiz and handy pocket magnifier.
The Timeline Collection makes a unique encyclopaedia of knowledge told through timelines that can be spread out on a floor or detached and mounted on a wall.
You can see Christopher Lloyd demonstrating his wallbooks in this video -
The What on Earth? Wallbook series includes -
You can find out more about The What On Earth Wallbooks at whatonearthbooks.com
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Praise for the What on Earth? Timeline series:
"A gripping re-telling of the most extraordinary story ever told" The Independent
"Epic - this is history let out of the box" The Daily Telegraph
"Astonishing - perfect for all the family" The Sunday Times
"A truly epic undertaking, in terms of layout, typography, design and sheer scale of ambition" - Christopher Middleton, The Daily Telegraph
“I wasn't able to get to the camera to catch the moment of my 4 y/o grandson on hands and knees on the dining room table looking for dinosaurs and boats. Your heart would melt. Many thanks to you, Chris and all those that made these delightful posters.” Ted Mead (grandparent)
“I wanted to let you know how fascinated my four boys are with the Shakespeare wall chart. They love it! They are aged 10, 7 and twins aged 6, and have had no contact with Shakespeare at all up till now - but can sit with it on their laps and pour over the pictures for ages! Then they ask questions (inevitable - the gory stuff!). Helen Hughes (parent)
“I have been reading your What On Earth Happened? book and it has inspired me to rethink my history teaching. The way you link one event/invention to another is brilliant. Would you object if I borrowed some of your content for use in my History class-notes?” Alex Kirkpatrick, Bishopsgate School
“Christopher Lloyd came to our school to give a talk and it was compulsory for me to go. I really dreaded it, and thought that it would be boring. However, to my pleasant surprise the talk was one of the most interesting talks I have ever listened to. It sparked in me a real interest in history and current events, so much so that I went home and got the What On Earth Happened Wallbook and the full book. I have chosen GCSE for history and will likely go on to study it at A-level. Thanks again for what you are doing and for inspiring me.” Aidan Bartholomew (14 years old)
|Publication date:||1st February 2017|
|Publisher:||What on Earth Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||History, Science, Sports, The Natural World|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
|Other Categories:||What On Earth?|
Christopher graduated with a double first in history from Cambridge in 1990 and went on to become the Technology Editor for The Sunday Times. He left in 2000 to become CEO of Immersive Education in Oxford before becoming an author in 2006. His best selling history of the world, called What on Earth Happened? (Bloomsbury 2008) is now in 15 languages and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. He established his own publishing house What on Earth Publishing in Spring 2010 and has published a series of timelines in collaboration with illustrator Andy Forshaw covering history, nature, science, sport, Shakespeare and Magna Carta. Christopher is now ...More About Christopher Lloyd