Richard Platt Through Time: Olympics

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This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As they explore each scene, readers learn about the people who lived in this place, looking at their beliefs and ways of life.

Come along on a time-traveling adventure to explore the history of the most famous―and most international―sporting competition in the world, from its ancient origins to the present day. Readers will follow the narrative from city to city, exploring the impact of the Games on each host nation as well as the key social, political, and cultural events of the era. Amazing cross-sections and finely detailed artwork invite readers to explore the cities, stadiums, and games across time. Woven into this narrative are major sporting highlights, facts, and record breakers of the modern period, beginning in Paris in 1900, and continuing through the upcoming 2012 games in London. Beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched, Through Time: Olympics is perfect for sporting fans everywhere!

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Richard Platt has been writing for children since 1992. One of his books, Castle Diary, was shortlisted for the Kate Maschler Award, The Times Education Supplement award, and a History Today prize. His Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2002, the Silver Smarties Award 2002, and won the ‘Best Book With Facts' prize in the Blue Peter Book Awards 2003.

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“The large trim size, cutaways of Ellis Island and other landmarks and intricate aerial views of Manhattan in the Through Time series entry capture a sense of scale and bustling energy of "the city that never sleeps.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Through Time: New York City

“While the initial impression is that this is a browsing book, it is in reality more of a research tool, reliant on text to explain the famous city's metamorphosis.” ―School Library Journal on Through Time: New York City

“Open the really big cover to reveal the really big pages, and you'll find a really fascinating, magically illustrated book that illuminates the Big Red Delicious.” ―Asbury Park Press on Through Time: New York City

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