The Secrets of Stonehenge

The Secrets of Stonehenge

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Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site? This is the incredible true story of this awe-inspiring monument - one of the greatest ancient sites in the world and a World Heritage Site. This fascinating picture information book provides all the facts about the most important prehistoric monument in Britain.
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Product details

  • 11+
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 250 x 7mm | 167g
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847805205
  • 9781847805201
  • 48,087

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'Fascinating'

'A new book from this talented duo is always a real treat! ... Intricately detailed, the pictures give a wealth of information and are fun to look at as well. ... I learnt a lot from this fascinating book.'

' I will actually remember what I' ve learned about Stonehenge from now on. That' s because Brita Granstroe m and Mick Manning have done again what they do so well. They find a topic and then they find out all there is to know about it, after which they make a deceptively simple non-fiction picture book.'

' Fun, colourful introduction to one of Britain's most enigmatic monuments ... a great asset for children to learn from.' -

'Artfully making history accessible using captions and drawings..the mystery behind the giant stones is explored with satisfying depth.'

'an excellent introduction to its subject that touches on the awe and mystery that the monument still inspires.'

'lots of interesting information ... made easy to understand through the detailed pictures.'

' Mick Manning and Brita Granstroe m are a superb combination. . . A wonderful book for youngsters (and adults) about one of the greatest ancient sites in the world.'

'Light years away from the dull post-war black and white text books which many of us were brought up on.' 'A new book from this talented duo is always a real treat! ... Intricately detailed, the pictures give a wealth of information and are fun to look at as well. ... I learnt a lot from this fascinating book.' 'Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem are a superb combination. . . A wonderful book for youngsters (and adults) about one of the greatest ancient sites in the world.' 'lots of interesting information ... made easy to understand through the detailed pictures.'
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About Mick Manning

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles, Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life, What Mr Darwin Saw, Tail-End Charlie, Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge, Woolly Mammoth;and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship, Pharoah's Egypt, Greek Hero.

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero.
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57 ratings
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2 7% (4)
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