Author(s): Mick Manning
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!
Winner of EA English 4-11 Award for the Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year: Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction 2008.
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
MICK MANNING grew up in West Yorkshire and studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated over 60 books, many of them for Frances Lincoln, mostly with his wife BRITA GRANSTROM. Their distinctive books have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Prize, the English Association 4-11 Award and The Royal Society Young People's Book Award. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders with their four sons.