Travel back in time to meet eleven children, each from the turn of a different century. Each century of the second millennium is brought vividly to life by a child of the period. Intriguing facts complement their stories, and richly detailed illustrations serve up a visual feast that holds a few surprises for the careful observer.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.13(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ellen Jackson has written and published many fiction and nonfiction books for children. She is the author of the award-winning Cinder Edna and The Ballad of the Booster Bogg, among others. Ellen lives in California with her Miniature Schnauzer, Bailey. She writes almost every day. You can visit her online at EllenJackson.net.
Jan Davey Ellis is a native of Ohio. She spent most of her childhood reading. She pored over the illustrations of her favorite books, studying the intricate drawings. She took art lessons at the Cleveland Museum of Art, moving from gallery to gallery with a little collapsible canvas stool and drawing boards, in order to sketch different works of art. Jan received her B.F.A. in Painting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love that each century is presented from a child's perspective! My four year old is fascinated, wondering what each child's life is like!
Jackson describes the first day of each century from 1000 to 2000 through the eyes of a "typical" child. On the two page spread, she includes eyeopening facts like:In 1000, books are very valuable. Most people have never seen one. Most people never handle money.In 1600, barbers cut hair but they also pull teeth and perform minor surgery.
I used this book in my class to encourage the students to 'expirience' other time periods. I highly recommend the book to get the students thinking.