Seller
Your price
£7.99
Out of Stock

My Name Is Book

By (author) John Agard
Illustrated by Neil Packer
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 4th Aug 2016
Dimensions: w 130mm h 191mm d 12mm
Weight: 150g
Interest age: From 9 to 12 years
ISBN-10: 1406368989
ISBN-13: 9781406368987
Barcode No: 9781406368987
Synopsis
"My name is Book and I'll tell you the story of my life." Non-fiction like you've never read it before! Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than ... BOOK! This extraordinary character begins by reminding us of his origins in oral story and clay tablets, then ponders on papyrus, parchment and paper, and on being a scroll who finally gets a spine. We see Book lovingly illuminated by monks in medieval monasteries, then witness the massive changes brought about by the invention of the printing press, and the coming of paperbacks and eBooks in the 20th century. But Book's not the straightforwardly chronological sort, and can't help musing - and those musings, whether they're on the evolution of the alphabet, libraries, book-burning or blurbs, are delightful and thought-provoking. Sixteen years of reflection and observation have gone into this charming title.

New & Used

Seller Information Condition Price
-New
Out of Stock

What Reviewers Are Saying

Be the first to review this item. Submit your review now