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The Story of Britain

Written by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

The Story of Britain Synopsis

This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!

The Story of Britain Press Reviews

The perfect introduction to the fascinating history of our nation ... The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers ... who could fail to find history enthralling when presented so well? * Parents In Touch * This gem of a book covers everything you could possibly need to know about our green and pleasant land * The Best New Children's Books 2015 * Only Manning and Granstrom could have condensed the history of Britain into an absorbing and useful book for children which is also attractive * Carousel * An entertaining and informative guide through the story of Britain * School Librarian * A brilliant introduction to the history of Britain. * Primary Times * Manning and Granstrom want to make history attractive and accessible for young readers and in this they have succeeded yet again * Books for Keeps * Absolutely stuffed to the brim with characters, facts and figures from each period of history. An utterly absorbing and brilliant history book. * Read It Daddy *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781445127880
Publication date: 12th May 2016
Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 80 pages

About Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granstroem (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction. They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major ...

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