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Book: My Autobiography
Book
John Agard, Neil Packer
Books contain countless tales—but what if Book told its own story? From clay tablets to e-readers, here is a quirky, kid-friendly look at the book.Books are one of humankind’s greatest forms of expression, and now Book, in a witty, idiosyncratic voice, tells us the inside story. A wonderfully eccentric character with strong opinions and a poetic turn of phrase, Book tells of a journey from papyrus scrolls to medieval manuscripts to printed paper and beyond—pondering, along the way, many bookish things, including the evolution of the alphabet, the library (known to Egyptians as "the healing place of the soul"), and even book burning. With bold, black-and-white illustrations by Neil Packer, Book is a captivating work of nonfiction by one of England's leading poets.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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You see books everywhere, but how were they invented? When you think about it, a lot of work went into the creation of books. There had to be letters, paper, printing presses, pencils . . . the list goes on and on! Book, a cheeky chap who speaks in narrative prose, travels through time, teaching readers about the history of books. He starts off with the ancient Mesopotamians and works his way up to today’s e-book age.

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