LONDON FOR CHILDRENMATTEO PERICOLI Book Number: 87541 Product format: Hardback
A very clever reverse book with the complete north bank of the Thames in one direction and turn the book over to follow the south bank of the Thames. We realise quite how big London is! Full of plagues, pirates and princes in towers, brilliant buildings, beautiful pageants and big explosions, these original drawings measure 12 metres long and cover over 40 miles from the O2 and Greenwich to Hammersmith Bridge on both sides of the Thames. "I drew 3,262 waves, 1,343 buildings, 27,180 windows, 41 bridges and 58 cranes." The Gunpowder Plot, the Great Stink in the hot summer of 1858 when the smell of sewage flowed into the Thames and became unbearable, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, a beer explosion in 1814 in brewery off the Tottenham Court Road, Cleopatra's Needle, the Gherkin, the Tower of London, the London Docks, the Thames Tunnel, apples and pears, papermill wharfs, there are stories of Jack the Ripper to the Olympics in this beautiful big picture book and that's just the half of it! Now to the south side to enjoy Albert Bridge, Battersea Power Station, stories of the Great Plague and more. With fun timelines, suit curious children ages ten to adults who love novelty books. Colour.
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50