From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6–These entries in the popular series continue to bring history alive. Each title focuses on one event or period told from the point of view of an individual participant. In Tea Party
, readers assume the role of a poor young man living in Boston who is too short to join the British Army; in China
, readers learn what it was like to be imprisoned and then forced to work on the Great Wall for five years; and in Roman Soldier
, readers role is that of a young man who wants to escape his dull life and see the world. The books are filled to the page edges with facts and gory details about the harshness of conditions and severity of life in these times. The illustrations are light and comical, and deftly balance the blood-and-guts focus of the texts. Purchase where other titles in the series are in demand, or where books for reluctant readers are needed.–Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN
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About the Author
Peter Cook is a leading geologist and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne (the University established the Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research in 2012). Previously he was the Foundation CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) and in 2004 first developed the concept of the CO2CRC Otway Project. Previously he was Director of the British Geological Survey. Professor Cook was Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Volume on CCS and has published many papers, articles and books on resource, energy and environmental issues. His book "Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon" was published in 2012.
Antram was born in Brighton, England. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist.
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