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Greek Hero

Greek Hero (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Illustrated by Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita

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Agathon the Greek soldier returns home from battle, meeting lots of interesting characters from classical Greece along the way. Part of the Fly on the Wall series.

ISBN 9781847806222
Barcode 9781847806222
Published 5 February 2015 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Fly on the Wall
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ISBN-13 9781847806222
ISBN-10 1847806228
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 5 February 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita
Series Fly on the Wall
Category Award Winning
History
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 288mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Greece - Juvenile literature - History - To 146 BC, Greece - Juvenile literature - Social life and customs
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 938
Catalogue Code 540737

Description of this Book

Be a fly on the wall in the time of the ancient Greeks. Follow Greek warrior Agathon on his way home from battle, listen to Ariston tell tales of brave Odysseus, learn Alpha to Omega with mischievous Hektor and hear the crowd roar as you watch Olympic athletes sprint for the finishing-line. These pages are packed full of up-to-date information about the world of the ancient Greeks from the latest archaeological discoveries, so you can see history as it really happened!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction 2008 (UK)
NZ Review This book and others in the series deserve to be placed with the best history books for young learners as they give such a strong sense of what it might have been like to have lived at a particular time in history. They also show that your lifestyle depends very much on which particular social or work group you belong to. The narrative or story form captures the interest of young readers and provides a strong context for learning about lifestyle and customs at a particular time. -- Margaret Mallet English Association Magazine The illustrations are lively, cheerful and bright with scribbled notes on and around them to provide further information. The sketchbook format has an energy and a warmth which really brings history to life. Books for Keeps A perfect fusion of words and images. The text features a cast of characters and is animated with dierct speech, while the illustrations are dynamic and expressive. This is a super antidote to the flat presentation of much non-fiction that fails to engage at an emotional level. Guardian Best New Children's Books Supplement
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero. MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero.

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