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Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site? With captions and pictures, and using up-to-the-minute research discoveries, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the incredible true story of this awe-inspiring monument — one of the greatest ancient sites in the world.
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Mick Manning grew up in Haworth, West Yorkshire, and studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated over 60 books, mostly with his partner Brita Granstrom. Their distinctive books have won many awards. Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996. Their other books with Frances Lincoln include the critically acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh's Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek Hero won in 2008. Snap! is the follow-up to Yuck! which was a regional winner of the Highland Book Awards 2006. Recently Mick and Brita donated the entire body of work created for their book Fly on the Wall: Greek Hero to Seven Stories, the center for children's books Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have four sons.
The duo behind Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life (2011) this time direct their historically minded attention to a few large rocks in Britain. Well, Stonehenge did start humbly, as we learn through spreads that guide us from 10,000 years ago up until the present day. At first, Stonehenge might have been as simple as a forest clearing created to make way for the new settling (as opposed to nomadic) habits of farmers who used tools and kept animals. Gradually, the place took on increased importance, leading up to the improbable sea transport of four-ton stones from more than 250 kilometers away. Each stage is illustrated with scribbly watercolors depicting early humans going about fantastic tasks, such as rolling logs beneath the stones to keep them moving across land. Sidebars, meanwhile, use simple cave drawing–like sketches to supply facts about gods, science, farming, and alternate theories—“some are crazy!” A great starting point on Stonehenge, made better by the authors’ careful delineation of what is fact and what is speculation. Grades 3-5. --Daniel Kraus
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Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2013. Condition: New. A wonderfully entertaining, illustrated introduction to the ancient site of Stonehenge for children, this book draws on recent archaeological research to bring alive the wildwood of Stone Age Britain and the people who dug the ditches, moved the stones (weighed here in minibuses) and constructed the great circle - and also buried the Amesbury Archer nearby. Age 8+. Seller Inventory # 224000
Book Description Frances Lincoln Children's Bks, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111847803466
Book Description Frances Lincoln Children's Bks, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1847803466
Book Description Frances Lincoln Children's Bks. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1847803466 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0776794