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Written by Marcia Williams
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A masterclass in how to make history come to life with trademark cartoon style illustrations and lots of fascinating facts and detail - this is a triumph.
Marcia Williams brings the Stone Age to life in her much-loved comic strip style. Join Marcia Williams on a journey to the Stone Age. Meet the people of Clan Woolly as they hunt mammoths and reindeer, learn how to make fire, invent stone tools and turn wild wolves into tame dogs! Full of facts, jokes and colourful comic strips, this is the perfect introduction to the Stone Age - a time before history was even invented!
[...] Marcia Williams has an innovative way of combining fact and fiction. [...] The playfulness with history, the comic caricatures with speech bubbles, the talking animals, the cute mammoths, the silly jokes (Neanderthal speech is written backwards for instance), the gore and the grunge all help impart information in the most entertaining way. Williams's trademark medium had proved fantastically popular in distilling Greek myths, Shakespeare's plays, Chaucer's Tales, the Iliad and the Odyssey, as well as Romans, Tudors and Ancient Egyptians. She is not afraid to take bug subjects and have fun. - The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week
It provides enough information to be useful do the topic support but the heavy use of illustration and comic storytelling also make it a really fun and enjoyable read. [...] This is absolutely ideal for Stone Age curriculum work as it works on so many different levels and within a classroom setting it could be enjoyed by pupils of differing reading ages simultaneously. The illustrations are charming, amusing and also informative, while the text is split into such small blocks and speech bubbles that it would help support less confident readers. Overall it is a delight and one of the most enjoyable books I have read on this topic. - The School Librarian
This is Marcia Williams at her brilliant best, as we are introduced to the Clan Woolly. There's hunting and gathering to be done, things to learn and even wild wolves to be domesticated. One thing's for sure: Stone Age life was certainly varied. This book is packed with facts, beautifully detailed comic strip style illustrations and enough jokes to keep those pages turning - over and over again! - 2017 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards
|Publication date:||1st October 2017|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Marcia Williams' mother was a writer and her father was a playwright and theatre director. She spent the early part of her life in Canton, Hong Kong, Nigeria and the Middle East with her mother and diplomat stepfather. She loved books from an early age and remembers being read to almost every night; "I would often be scared, especially by fairy tales, but I never wanted the stories to end." She went to boarding school in Sussex, from where she sent weekly illustrated letters to her parents overseas.Marcia didn't receive any formal art training. She calls herself "an obsessive ...More About Marcia Williams