The Story of Ireland Paperback – 15 Mar 2001
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A history of Ireland in picture book form
About the Author
SALES POINTS * There is no comparable history of Ireland for primary school age children * Richard Brassey has a great sales record * Subject treated with authority and sensitivity
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This is presented as a children's book, but adults might benefit from reading it too!
This review is from the 2001 Hardcover/Orion Children's Books/TED SMART (The Book People) edition.
From the back cover:
'Bright and funny pictures, witty captions, and a lively, succinct text tell the story of Ireland from the Stone Age to the present day. A great introduction to Ireland, presented in a way that's both fascinating and fun to read.
The Story of Scotland by Richard Brassey & Stewart Ross won the Saltire Society/TES Award for Educational Publications and the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award.'
'....From the 790s hordes of plundering Vikings arrived. Later they came to settle, and their bases - Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Wexford - grew into the first towns.
They also introduced money!'
Durable board covers open to 32 high quality pages written in a child-appealing way, aimed to make history much more fun.
Colourful illustrations and cartoons throughout, interspersed with facts and `Irish Icon' boxes, e.g.:
The tomb of Newgrange is a prehistoric mathematical wonder. The rising sun's rays reach the inner chamber only once a year, on the shortest day.
The monks who lived in beehive-shaped huts, perched high on Skellig rock in the stormy Atlantic, chose a hard, lonely life of prayer and fasting.
Arthur Guinness established his famous brewery in 1759.
It did so well his grandson was able to restore Dublin's 'St Patrick's Cathedral', out of his own pocket....'
Inside cover pages have 2-page spread maps:
one of 'Ireland Before 1500', at the front
one of 'Ireland After 1500', bringing this super book to a close.
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