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A World of Information

By Richard Platt
Illustrated by James Brown

A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy

How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answer to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. With pictures by effortlessly stylish print-maker James Brown and fact-filled explanations by celebrated author Richard Platt, there is a world of information at your fingertips in this book – sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.

  • A big trim hardback, non-fiction collection of information, the perfect gift for all ages.
  • There are more than 30 fascinating non-fiction traditional "generalknowledge" topics covered in the book. Topics include shapes, tides,solar system and the periodic table.
  • James Brown's illustrations are stylish and contemporary, but also recall charming retro school diagrams.

About the author

Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Silver Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award for Best Factual Book, and Castle Diary, which was Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award. He has written over 70 books and has appeared widely on TV and radio, talking about his children’s writing. He lives in Kent. James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in textiles for ten years. He then branched out into illustration and has worked with the V&A and Guardian.

About the illustrator

James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in textiles for ten years. He then branched out into illustration and has worked with the V&A and Guardian.

ISBN: 9781406370843
Imprint: Walker Studio
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 269 x 369mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $34.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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