"Full of facts and surprises... a distinguished array of artists and authors, and a (narrative) approach more serendipitous than encyclopaedic. Each book has an entirely original slant on its subject." The Guardian "The best information books are so interesting that they make you want to find out more. The Read and Wonder books do just that." Margaret Meek, Emeritus Reader, Institute of Education, University of London --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of a new series of books, Read and Discover, designed to encourage children to learn about the world as they learn to read. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
A lecturer, historian, Antarctic expert and full-time writer of non-fiction and fiction for children, Meredith was born in Australia and has been living in the UK since taking up a scholarship at Oxford to do post-graduate research. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.