The story of mankind (#0801LQ9)

by Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

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Paperback Liveright, 2015
Price: USD 16.50
Description: xxxiv, 765 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Dewey: 909; Int Lvl: YA
AR 9.9 UG 34 76249EN


 


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FollettBound Glued Liveright, 2015

USD 22.56

Hardcover Liveright, 2014

USD 30.30


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Learning Focus

World History

Library Classifications

World history.

Common Genres & Topics

History (Juvenile Nonfiction) World (History)


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Overview
From Follett

Includes index. Explores the history, culture, people, events, and development of western civilization from earliest times to the beginning of the twentieth century.

From the Publisher

Originally written in 1921 for the author's grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity and wisdom. Van Loon's witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, his incomparable prose and original illustrations present a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. This new version has been brought up to date by Robert Sullivan, incorporating the most important developments of the early twenty-first century, including the war on terrorism and global warming. Engagingly written, delightfully informative and always entertaining, this is the classic of all ages, for all ages.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Liveright
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: Updated edition
  • Dewey: 909
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: xxxiv, 765 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Tracings: Sullivan, Robert, 1963- contributor.
  • ISBN-10: 0-87140-865-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-87140-865-5
  • Follett Number: 0801LQ9
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 9.9
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 34
  • AR Quiz: 76249EN

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews, 11/15/13

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Fall 2014)
Is the first-ever Newbery Medalwinner improved by new chapters, including one on "The Election That Almost Wasn't: George Bush vs. Al Gore and the Saga of the Crazy-Sounding Hanging Chad?" You decide. Last revised in 1999, van Loon's 1921 title is here updated by Robert Sullivan to include world events through 2012. Timeline. Ind.

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