My Name Is Book (Paperback)
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My Name Is Book (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 04/08/2016
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"My name is Book and I'll tell you the story of my life." Non-fiction like you've never read it before!

Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than ... BOOK! 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 Book 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 eBooks in the 20th century. But Book's not the straightforwardly chronological sort, and can't help musing - and those musings, whether they're on the evolution of the alphabet, libraries, book-burning or blurbs, are delightful and thought-provoking. Sixteen years of reflection and observation have gone into this charming title.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406368987
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 135 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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“A delight for young and old booklovers”

This book should be given to any child who has fallen in love with reading; it might be particularly exciting for that 7-year-old who has just acquired the skill and who still relishes the amazing human achievements... More

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