The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World: A Pop-Up

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The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World were built during a period that spanned more than two thousand years. Their size, design, and craftsmanship were without equal in the ancient world. And their legendary grandeur remains with us to this day. Of the seven, only one is still standing. However, drawing upon historical descriptions, Celia King has reconstructed all of them in miniature splendor. Brief historical descriptions are accompanied by magnificent collage illustrations that literally leap from the page and evoke the richness of a long-lost time. This is a jewel-like treasure that readers of every age will turn to again and again.

Awards and honors for The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World:
Bologna Critici Award

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Celia King is a visual artist and designer who also enjoys teaching at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, where she earned her degree in fine art. A resident of Vancouver, Canada, this is her second book.

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--KIRKUS REVIEWS, December 1990
An unusual pop-up book that celebrates a forgotten item of cultural literacy: seven colossal monuments (including the Colossus of Phodes, from which that word is derived). Of the seven, only the Great Pyramid at Giza still stands. A brief text introduces each wonder; the pop-ups are handsome and cleverly designed, impressionistic rather than realistic in effect. An intriguing curiosity to pique interest in this sidelight of history.

--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, May 1990
From the kingdom of Egypt to the Golden Age of classical Greece, the seven ancient wonders of the world are ingeniously portrayed in this appealing and instructive fine-art pop-up book. Captured in magnificent full-color illustrations that literally leap from the pages, here is an entertaining look at history's best know monuments.

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