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Morris, Neil.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2003.
Physical Description:
44 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm.
Illustrations and text provide an overview of the history of London, England, from its Roman roots to the present day.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.6 3.0 86566.
Format :


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DA678 .M58 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DA678 .M58 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A beautifully illustrated and dramatic urban history lesson.

Author Notes

Neil Morris has written many books. He lives in Britain.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Incorporating photos, timelines and illustrations, the paper-over-board Great Cities Through the Ages series adds two titles that explore key European sites. In Italy's Venice by Renzo Rossi, readers travel from the city's settlement in the fourth century through the reign of the doges (chief magistrates) to the present day, along the way learning about such traditions as "Carnevale," held each winter since the 11th century. First a Roman settlement, later the capital of the British empire, London by Neil Morris examines the town on the Thames, with sections on "Medieval London" and "London at War," as well as spreads on the monarchy, transportation, architecture and more. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Taking a page from DK design, these books offer two-page treatments of historical and thematic material. Each spread presents a one-paragraph overview, a web of captioned images and small blocks of text, and a time line of significant events. Among the highlights in London are art, literature, and theater; transportation; the Thames; sports; and the ethnic diversity among the residents. Venetian topics include the Doge's Palace, the Arsenal, Carnival, St. Mark's Square, and the unique aspects of life on a lagoon, in addition to the segments on particular eras (from the locale's origins to the present). Whereas the "Eyewitness" books (DK) have a clean design and high-quality reproductions, these titles are not as exacting. The pages are crowded and busy, and while the visual choices are interesting and the original illustrations of period life enhance understanding, the reproductions of famous paintings, particularly in Venice, are dark to the point of being unclear. The "Cities of the World" series (Children's) provides solid information and strong visuals-although not as many. The "Cities through Time" series (Runestone) conveys an organized, chronological sense of place. Purchase the titles under review where city information is frequently requested; their large format and abundance of things to see will elicit the "wow" response.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.