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The Stone Age

Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths

By (author) Marcia Williams
Illustrated by Marcia Williams
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Nov 2016
Dimensions: w 237mm h 323mm d 13mm
Weight: 570g
ISBN-10: 1406370835
ISBN-13: 9781406370836
Barcode No: 9781406370836
Synopsis
Marcia Williams brings the Stone Age to life in her much-loved comic strip style. Join Marcia Williams on a journey to the Stone Age. Meet the people of Clan Woolly as they hunt mammoths and reindeer, learn how to make fire, invent stone tools and turn wild wolves into tame dogs! Full of facts, jokes and colourful comic strips, this is the perfect introduction to the Stone Age - a time before history was even invented!

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[...] Marcia Williams has an innovative way of combining fact and fiction. [...] The playfulness with history, the comic caricatures with speech bubbles, the talking animals, the cute mammoths, the silly jokes (Neanderthal speech is written backwards for instance), the gore and the grunge all help impart information in the most entertaining way. Williams's trademark medium had proved fantastically popular in distilling Greek myths, Shakespeare's plays, Chaucer's Tales, the Iliad and the Odyssey, as well as Romans, Tudors and Ancient Egyptians. She is not afraid to take bug subjects and have fun. * The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week * "Rich with information in text and illustration, this book is a hugely imaginative achievement." * Books for Keeps * "It provides enough information to be useful do the topic support but the heavy use of illustration and comic storytelling also make it a really fun and enjoyable read. [...] This is absolutely ideal for Stone Age curriculum work as it works on so many different levels and within a classroom setting it could be enjoyed by pupils of differing reading ages simultaneously. The illustrations are charming, amusing and also informative, while the text is split into such small blocks and speech bubbles that it would help support less confident readers. Overall it is a delight and one of the most enjoyable books I have read on this topic." * The School Librarian * "This is Marcia Williams at her brilliant best, as we are introduced to the Clan Woolly. There's hunting and gathering to be done, things to learn and even wild wolves to be domesticated. One thing's for sure: Stone Age life was certainly varied. This book is packed with facts, beautifully detailed comic strip style illustrations and enough jokes to keep those pages turning - over and over again!" * 2017 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards *