By Manning, MickIllustrated by Granstrom, Brita
A handmade gospel hidden in a saint's coffin; a HUGE atlas that takes six people to lift it; a tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution; a book encrusted with precious jewels; books so rare and valuable they are kept in a bomb-proof storeroom.The British Library is an... amazing place! From man-eating monsters and brave knights to wicked witches, lost children, haunted moors, magical creatures and flying machines award-winning duo Mick and Brita bring to life the amazing and extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of the largest library in the world - the BRITISH LIBRARY. LET'S GO INSIDE!Read more
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Specializing in lyrical non-fiction picture books, Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem have perfected their unique approach to children's books over 24 years. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People's Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning Fly on the Wall series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders.
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