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
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
  • 828.9207
  • 002
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
9+
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
pre adolescent
Book, John Agard ; illustrated by Neil Packer
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Book, John Agard ; illustrated by Neil Packer
Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hardback -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! It is written by the winner of the 2012 Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. It is full of poems and quotations from book-ish people like Carol Ann Duffy (Poet Laureate), Malorie Blackman (Children's Laureate), Andrew Carnegie, Brecht, Borges - even Bill Gates! It features black and white drawings by Neil Packer, acclaimed illustrator of Gillian Cross' The Odyssey. It is an utterly original, unique voice in children's non-fiction
Control code
15763595
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780744544787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO658443
  • (AuCNLKIN)000053548040
  • (OCoLC)885444998
  • (Nz)15763595

Library Locations

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      43 The Mall, Cromwell, 9310, NZ
      -45.0374014 169.1976183
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