Ancient Games: A History of Sports and Gaming - Ancient Series (Hardback)
  • Ancient Games: A History of Sports and Gaming - Ancient Series (Hardback)

Ancient Games: A History of Sports and Gaming - Ancient Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 01/05/2020
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Run with the Olympic athletes and sweat it out in the deadly ballgame courts of the Aztecs in this beautifully illustrated and informative guide to the sports and games that have entertained people for the past 2500 years. How did the Vikings keep themselves occupied between raids? What tricks did medieval Japanese sumo wrestlers have to win their matches? With fascinating facts and detailed pictures, this book is the perfect guide to everything to do with games, from the tiniest chess pieces to the biggest sports tournaments

Publisher: Flying Eye Books
ISBN: 9781912497348
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 310 x 245 mm

Full of incredible discoveries and awesome illustrations. * BookTrust *
A kaleidoscopic account of human gaming history. -- Imagining History
Perfect for dipping in and out of or for the sports enthusiast to devour in one sitting, 'Ancient Games' would be a valuable addition to school libraries as well as the home shelves. * North Somerset Teachers Book Award *
With curriculum linked subjects this is a perfect book to spark interest in the origins of gaming for any school library as its full of interesting facts. * The Book Whisperer, Kid-Lit *
This lively book shows people playing and competing in games in civilizations around the world. -- Booksforourchildren blog
Avalon Nuovo's Art is excellent. The clean lines compliment the content so well. * The Great British Bookworm *
The striking illustrations by Avalon Nuovo bring the written explanations to life and encourage children to browse and linger over the pages. * Library Lady *
Avalon Nuovo's powerful images of the athletes, warriors and participants rendered in a colour palette predominated by shades of ochre, and from a variety of perspectives, serve to take us as spectators into the ancient world of games and follow its unfolding history as described in Iris Volant's narrative. * Red Reading Hub *
[A] must have for KS2 classroom/ school library. * @MrBReading on Twitter *

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