From William Shakespeare to Christopher Colombus, travel back in time and meet some of history's most illustrious and interesting characters! Visit the Romans, the Ancient Greeks, the Ancient Egyptians and more than 25 other exciting times and places in this brilliant illustrated time travel book. When young Augustus falls asleep in history class, Professor Tempo decides to teach him a lesson and show him that history isn't boring at all! She hands him a magic diary, all he needs to do is write the time and place to travel there. Join them on a whistle-stop tour of history through the ages to meet some of the world's finest explorers, inventors, leaders, writers, composers and painters, including Albert Einstein, Mozart, Louis XIV, Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, Genghis Khan, Emperor Titus in Rome, athletes at the very first Olympic Games, Tutankhamen in Egypt and even Palaeolithic man as he discovers fire. With a different time and place introduced on each double page spread, Augustus explains the sights and sounds for each moment in history while the Professor provides the key facts. There's even a character index at the rear that gives a short biography of all the historical characters, as well as a timeline helps to contextualise the different time periods.
David Long writes for adults and children and specialises in history. As a journalist he has written for the Times, Sunday Times, and London Evening Standard as well as for magazines in Britain and abroad. He is an award-winning ghostwriter and one of his own books was voted Blue Peter Book of the Year 2017.
Young London-based illustrator NICHOLAS STEVENSON's won silver at the 2013 Serco Prize. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Anorak Magazine and Urban Outfitters.
Selected for Children’s Special under non-fiction
"Innovative introduction to history, by way of a magic diary that can transport you to any time or place. Packed with facts, timelines and hundreds of history’s most interesting characters."
Selected for Children’ s Special under non-fiction "Innovative introduction to history, by way of a magic diary that can transport you to any time or place. Packed with facts, timelines and hundreds of history’ s most interesting characters."