Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago

Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago by AJ Wood and Mike Jolley

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Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847809636
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'This large, lively book taps into children's delight in gloating over grownup errors, encouraging critical scrutiny along the way.' The Guardian

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Would a Mayan warrior have worn a watch? Would a Viking have used a compass? Test your knowledge of history and spot 20 mistakes in every scene. Then, turn the page to discover if you were right and learn more fun facts about ancient civilisations, including the Ancient Greeks, the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Mayans, the Vikings and many more!

AMANDA WOOD began her career in illustration at the Natural History Museum and went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey.

Mike Jolley has worked as an Art Director in children’s books for over 25 years. He also sells artwork made from found objects, under the name ‘Box 2’. It was during one of his many junk shop visits that the idea of using midcentury school information charts for Curiositree first took shape. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel.

FRANCES CASTLE has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2005, after beginning her career in the computer games industry. She is inspired by comic book art and vintage children's books from the 50's and 60's, and loves good charity shop finds of old magazines, books and packaging.

AMANDA WOOD  began her career in illustration at the Natural History Museum, and went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey.

MIKE JOLLEY has worked as a Book Designer and Art Director in children's publishing for over 25 years. He is the author of Grunter - the story of a pig with attitude and more recently, I'll see you in the morning – a gentle lullaby illustrated by Mique Moriuchi. Mike also exhibits and sells artwork made from found and collected objects, under the name Box 2. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel.

FRANCES CASTLE is an illustrator based in North London. Her clients include The Guardian, Random House, The Independent, Egmont, CBBC, BBC learning many more.... 

 

Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847809636
Size: 12.008 in x 12.008 in / 305 mm x 305 mm
Published:
'With its beautifully embossed hard cover and cartoonlike illustrations…I found my 13-year-old and her two friends huddled over it, pointing to the pictures and (I swear) saying "This is cool!"'
'This is fun'
'More serious historians will relish Spot the Mistake: Land of Long Ago... This large, lively book taps into children’s delight in gloating over grownup errors, encouraging critical scrutiny along the way.'