In a series of fourteen intriguing illustrations, the award-winning A Street Through Time tells the story of human history by exploring a street as it evolves from 10,000 BCE to the present day.
Watch the landscape and daily lives of the street's inhabitants change, as the small settlement grows into a city, is struck by war and plague, and gains trade and industry. Throughout, children are asked to study the photos in order to find a time traveler in each scene, as well as to pick out interesting details, encouraging them to pore over the unique illustrations and more easily learn about the historical background.
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Anne Millard has written or acted as historical adviser on countless books. As a child, she listened to a radio show called How Things Began and decided there and then she wanted to be a historian and archeologist. A specialist in Egyptology, she divides her time between London and Dorset, England.
Steve Noon is an artist from Kent, England. Educated at Art College in Cornwall, he is the illustrator of A City Through Time, A Port Through Time, and A Street Through Time, as well as The Story of the Nile and The Story of the Titanic. He has received numerous awards for his illustrations, including the Shankei Children’s Literature Prize in 2001 and the Longman History Today History Book of the Year in 2000.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this for an eight yr. old boy. It is probably better for someone about ten who likes research and history. It is very interesting.
I picked up this book out of curiousity when the cover caught my eye, and I was quickly involved in studying the details of the views presented. Because I teach middle school language arts and we were about to begin a unit on King Arthur that would involve some reasearch into the Middle Ages, I bought the book to use as a teaching aid. Students understand what they read so much better if they can visualize where it comes from, and this book certainly helps them do that. I spent extra time trying to find the Time Traveler in each of the double-page spreads and was not always successful. I shall keep trying. The details of the landscape as it changed over the ages are remarkable. This book is page after page of miniatures that are fully developed, not just outlines. I would recommend to adults and to children from maybe 8 up.
This is a very visually stimulating book. Beautiful pictures with lots of detail help give a visual image for many different time periods. In addition, my 5-year-old loves looking for the hidden Henry Hyde in each picture. Short descriptions bordering the picture give you even more information and help describe minute details of the picture.
I bought this book for a class of 7-9 yr olds and it instantly became the most popular book in the library. It is a beautiful book and the children spends days looking at the same page because there is so much there. It is an excellent starting point for history, geograpy, science, health, social studies etc. I would reccomend EVERY teacher get a copy of this book for their classroom.
I bought this book for my daughter three years ago when she was about six and it is still pulled off the shelf and looked at at bedtime and on rainy weekends. In fact, last year we gave a copy of the book to my daughter's school library because we thought it would be a great addition. What we liked best about this book is that there are many things going on and many activities to do so that you are having fun while you are learning and... the illustrations are just great.