This original look at history profiles 30 children from different eras, inviting children of today to discover the lives of the cave people, Romans, Vikings, and beyond through the eyes of someone their own age.
History books often focus on adults, but what was the past like for children? A Child Through Time is historically accurate and thoroughly researched, and brings the children of history to life—from the earliest civilizations to the Cold War, even imagining a child of the future.
Packed with facts and including a specially commissioned illustration of each profiled child, this book examines the clothes children wore, the food they ate, the games they played, and the historic moments they witnessed—all through their own eyes.
Maps, timelines, and collections of objects, as well as a perspective on the often ignored topic of family life through the ages, give wider historical background and present a unique side to history.
Covering key classroom topics in a new light, A Child Through Time is a visually stunning learning tool for children ages 7 and up.
Steve Noon is an award-winning illustrator with more than 25 years of experience. A lifelong love of history and detail are common themes in Steve's work, which includes A Street Through Time, A Farm Through Time, and A City Through Time.
Phil Wilkinson is a nonfiction author, educated at Corpus Christi College at Oxford. Since becoming an author, after a career as an editor, he has written more than 40 books for children and adults, specializing in history, religion, architecture, and the arts.
Past Praise for A Street Through Time:
A National Council of Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection
Society of School Librarians International Honor Books in the Social Studies category for Grades K–6 Selection