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Books contain countless tales--but what if Book told its own story? From clay tablets to e-readers, here is a quirky, kid-friendly look at the book.

Books are one of humankind's greatest forms of expression, and now Book, in a witty, idiosyncratic voice, tells us the inside story. A wonderfully eccentric character with strong opinions and a poetic turn of phrase, Book tells of a journey from papyrus scrolls to medieval manuscripts to printed paper and beyond--pondering, along the way, many bookish things, including the evolution of the alphabet, the library (known to Egyptians as "the healing place of the soul"), and even book burning. With bold, black-and-white illustrations by Neil Packer, Book is a captivating work of nonfiction by one of England's leading poets.

Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763678876
Characteristics: 1 online resource (131 pages, [7] unnumbered pages) : illustrations

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LPL_MiriamW Apr 04, 2016

For all the bibliophiles out there (that's book lovers to everyone else) - this book is for you. This strange little tome tells the story of writing, books, and libraries from the unique perspective of a book itself.

Written in a somewhat meandering style that unexpectedly leads the reader to the origin of a frequently used bookish word or a development in writing, "Book" is full of fun little revelations. Beautiful illustrations by Neil Packer help to highlight each of these topics.

"Book" is a short, enjoyable stroll down the memory lane of the book.

bandblair Dec 08, 2015



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