Take a trip back in time more than 2,500 years to the first ever Olympic Games – then journey through hundreds of the most extraordinary stories of sport through to the present day.
This unique history of sport includes a two-metre long fold-out timeline containing more than 1,000 pictures and captions that tells the story of more than 100 different sports on a spectrum including fighting, racing and ball games. Trace the origins and histories of all the major sports, including Olympic champions and world record holders. The Sports Timeline Wallbook also includes more than 30 newspaper articles, a 50-question quiz and a pocket magnifier. Perfect for 6-14 year olds but equally fascinating for adults.
Bestselling author Christopher Lloyd began his career as a journalist with the Sunday Times newspaper. Then, while camping with his family, he had a critical realisation: even with a 1st class degree in history from Cambridge University and experience as a science writer, there was so much about the world he didn’t know. So, he set out to write books that zoom out and tell the big stories, opening readers’ eyes to how seemingly unrelated events fit together and showing them multiple perspectives on the world, all in highly engaging prose and matched with lively illustration and photography. Now, with several books in print, including the bestselling What on Earth Happened? and Absolutely Everything, Chris divides his time between writing books and delivering lectures and workshops to schools, literary festivals, and a wide range of other venues around the world. He lives in Tonbridge, Kent, UK, with his wife and two adorable terriers.
Andy Forshaw graduated in graphic design and illustration from London’s Central Saint Martins college, and has worked on numerous online and publishing projects. Since 2010, Andy has created more than 5,000 illustrations for children’s books. When not illustrating, Andy can be found exploring the countryside on his bike.
Astonishing – perfect for all the family.
The Sunday Times
Epic – this is history let out of the box.
The Daily Telegraph
A gripping re-telling of the most extraordinary story ever told.