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Lands of Long Ago (Spot the Mistake)

Lands of Long Ago (Spot the Mistake)

Author: Amanda Wood; Mike Jolley
$28.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Lands of Long Ago is a search-and-find book that takes you through history from the Neolithic Stone Age to 17th and 18th Century Pirates. In each image there are 20 objects to spot that didn't exist in that time period. Sunglasses on Medieval Knights? Forks in Ancient China? Each object comes with a fact about that time period. Did you know Vikings "carried special spoons with them to clean the dirt out of their ears"?

This book is for anyone who enjoys search-and-find books and is interested in history. Things to spot vary in difficulty so there is lots to learn. Carrots are hidden in a scene for Ancient Egypt. We find out on the next page that they grew many crops in Ancient Egypt such as wheat, figs and melons, but they didn't grow carrots, which weren't grown as a crop until thousands of years later.

A brilliant, informative and entertaining book full of fun and colourful illustrations.

- Briana

'This large, lively book taps into children's delight in gloating over grownup errors, encouraging critical scrutiny along the way.' The Guardian

NY Times Summer Reading activity books choice

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!

'This is fun' * The Bookseller *

'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!"' * New York Times *

'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.' * The Guardian *

Author description

AMANDA WOOD and MIKE JOLLEY have been making books together for more than twenty years. Together they have created all sorts of prize-winning picture books as well as many information books. They live and work in the UK.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781847809636
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : Wide Eyed Editions
  • : April 2017
  • : 305mm X 305mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amanda Wood; Mike Jolley
  • : Hardback
  • : Frances Castle
  • : English
  • : 909
  • : Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
  • : 48