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The Resource Book, John Agard ; illustrated by Neil Packer

Book, John Agard ; illustrated by Neil Packer

Label
Book
Title
Book
Statement of responsibility
John Agard ; illustrated by Neil Packer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than Book himself! This extraordinary character begins by reminding us of his origins in oral story and clay tablets, then ponders on papyrus, parchment and paper, and on being a scroll who finally gets a spine. We see him lovingly illuminated by monks in medieval monasteries, then witness the massive changes brought about by the invention of the printing press, and the coming of paperbacks and e-books in the 20th century. But Book's not a straightforwardly chronological chap; he can't help musing - and his musings, whether they're on the evolution of the alphabet, libraries, book-burning or blurbs, are delightful and thought-provoking. Years of reflection and observation have gone into this charming title - John Agard signed the contract with Walker 16 years ago!
Writing style
Illustration
Award
USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395640
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agard, John
Dewey number
002
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Packer, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Book, John Agard ; illustrated by Neil Packer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053548040
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780744544787
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Book, John Agard ; illustrated by Neil Packer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053548040
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780744544787
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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