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Books! books! books! : explore the amazing collection of the British library /

by Manning, Mick; Granstrom, Brita.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2017Description: 42 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780763697570.Subject(s): British Library | Books -- Juvenile literature -- History | Libraries -- Juvenile literature | Books and reading -- Pictorial worksSummary: Calling all young bibliophiles! Peek inside the world’s greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection. A tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution. An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint’s coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating monsters, brave knights, and wicked witches to tales of lost children, magical creatures, haunted moors, and flying machines, award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granström bring to life the extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of one of the greatest libraries in the world: the British Library.
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Books-14days Books-14days Elementary Library
Non Fiction 027.541 MAN (Browse shelf) Available

Calling all young bibliophiles! Peek inside the world’s greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection.

A tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution. An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint’s coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating monsters, brave knights, and wicked witches to tales of lost children, magical creatures, haunted moors, and flying machines, award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granström bring to life the extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of one of the greatest libraries in the world: the British Library.

Ages 8+

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