From the Good Mountain (Hardcover)
How Gutenberg Changed the World
Flash Point, 9781596435421, 36pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
What was made of rags and bones, soot and seeds? What took a mountain to make?
For the answer, travel back to the fifteenth century--to a time when books were made by hand and a man named Johannes Gutenberg invented a way to print books with movable type.
Written as a series of riddles and illustrated in the style of medieval manuscripts by an award-winning author and artist, From the Good Mountain will intrigue readers of all ages. On every page there is something surprising to learn about how the very thing you are holding in your hands came to be.
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Praise For From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World…
"...a beautiful addition to social-studies units about medieval Europe, inventions, and even literacy.”—School Library Journal, starred
"…a lyrical investigation of the high tech world of the fifteenth century.”--BCCB
“[an] expressive introduction to Gutenberg and his revolutionary printing press.”—Publishers Weekly
"...offers fascinating descriptions of the steps and materials involved in 15th-century bookmaking."—Kirkus “…intriguingly designed and vividly illustrated…” —Booklist