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48 pages

Pub Date

Sep 11, 2019



Age 7+

The History of Prehistory

An adventure through 4 billion years of life on earth!

By Mick Manning and Brita Granström
Illustrated by Brita Granström

The essence of life on Earth before humans began to write about it is revealed in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction book.

Paddle down the river of time on an amazing prehistoric journey - all you need to bring is your imagination! Witness the fiery beginnings of our Earth, and the explosion of life on our planet. Fly with a pterosaur! Hang out with apes! Ride a mammoth! Help to make an amazing cave painting and witness the first ever writing - a hymn to the Moon Goddess! An exciting, action-packed introduction to prehistory, from first life on Earth to the beginning of recorded history.



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"A must-have for primary libraries."


"A real treat of a book, stretching back into the distant past with a truly unique perspective on prehistory that isn't just your average dinosaur book."

Read it, Daddy!

"From a fiery earth to dinosaurs early humans, and homo sapiens, time-travelling kids investigate all that happened before history began to be written down. Child characters and dynamic art make this well pitched for the top of key stage 1 and key stage 2."

Fiona Noble (The Bookseller)


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Mick Manning and Brita Granström

Author and Illustrator

Specialising in lyrical non-fiction picture books, Mick Manning and Brita Granström have perfected their unique approach to children's books over 24 years. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning 'Fly on the Wall' series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Most recently they have published Books! Books! Books! and now The History of Prehistory. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders.


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